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Insurance Blotters

1935? Aesop's Fables. Five blotters 7" x 3 5/8" combining a three-color scene, fable text, and insurance reflection. $15 from Steven Kawalec, Clifton, NJ, through Ebay, Feb., '02. Extra copy of "The Bald Huntsman" compliments of Bovard-Anderson Co., Real Estate, Insurance & Rentals, Beaver, PA, for $5 from T.A.I.L.S., Inc, Vincent OH, through Ebay, Feb., '00.

I had to buy thirteen blotters to get the Bovard-Anderson blotter, but it was worth it. Hat and hair both go flying. So almost does the huntsman, but he keeps smiling. The text is an adaptation of Croxall. The blotter adds this application: "Could YOU laugh if a severe windstorm or tornado seriously damaged your property? Windstorm and tornado insurance costs so very little--its protection is extremely important." Then two years later I found the whole set including this blotter on Ebay, though not from any particular insurance agent. Each blotter applies its fable to insurance, and I find the fables well selected for that purpose.

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The Bald Huntsman

The Doe with One Eye

Father and Sons

The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg

The Wild Boar and the Fox