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WMF Trade Cards

1900? 12 fable-illustrated stock trade cards lithographed by WMF and included in a packet listing all twelve. 2½" x 4". Each card has in subtle red ink along its edges both "S.R. de la Perle" and "Lith. Bognard Jne" where the last two letters are unclear. Might they stand for "Jeune"? $22 from Alan France, Wolverhampton, UK, through Ebay, May, '01.

This full set is especially helpful to me because four similar sets are all partial. This group sets the standard at twelve and lists them on the wrapper's back. The multi-colored pictures here have a gray background. The picture-side of the card is without print. The text-side, landscape in orientation like all of the pictures, presents only a title and a text. The paper used is thin, and picture and text have often lost their lamination and have become two pieces of paper. "WMF" appears at the lower left of the wrapper.

"Crow and Eagle"

"Dog with Dinner"




"The Hares and the Frogs"

"The Heron and the Snail"



"The Two Dogs"

"The Two Goats"