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W and K Green Full Set

1880? Full set of 12 fable-illustrated stock trade cards lithographed by Charles Wemple and Martin Kronheim of NY. Each card is signed "Wemple & Kronheim" and marked "Series No 52." 2½" x 4". $29.99 from Alice Kozlowski, Holyoke, MA, through eBay, Jan., '06.

After struggling to find eight individual cards, often including some advertising, I was delighted to have the presumably full set of twelve fall into my lap on eBay. This set has no advertising on either side. The scenes I had found are TH, LM, FM, FS, WL, "The Dog and His Master's Lunch," "The Heron," "The Eagle, the Lamb, and the Crow," and "The Rat and the Frog." New are FC, "The Hare and the Frogs," "Two Goats," and "The Dogs, the River, and the Hide." The versos are all blank. The cards are characterized by an unusual combination of green ink and tan background. "The Dog with His Master's Dinner" departs significantly from the illustration offered in the WMF series above.

The Eagle, the Lamb, and the Crow

The Dog and His Master's Lunch

The Dogs, the River, and the Hide




The Hare and the Frogs

The Heron



Two Goats