Lottery Tickets

1970    Ten French lottery tickets.  "Les Gueules Cassées" ("broken mouths," i.e., wounded WWI veterans).  Each with a different tax stamp illustrating a fable of La Fontaine.  $5 each from Bertrand Cocq, Calonne Ricouart, France, Sept., '20.

What a fascinating curiosity to add to the collection!  Who would have known that the lottery used fables fifty years ago.  Good find, Bertrand!  Search for "French Lottery Tickets" brings up lots and lots of hits, but none about fables.  As with postage stamps, the printing is admirable!