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Gelle Freres - The Mikado

The opera The Mikado was written by Gilbert and Sullivan and first performed about 1885.   It was a sensation with it's exotic location and characters from Japan.   Then as now many other consumer goods cashed in on the current craze and this is one example.   My friend Julianne bought this for me at a junk shop for only $10 and I think it's well worth that although the label is a little worn.