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W W Denslow’s Young Imagination: Fantasy Trade Cards

W W Denslow showed an impressive imagination early in life, as evidenced by these circa 1883 trade cards featuring children with strange creatures. This fantasy set of four includes a boy bursting through a bubble landing on a frog, children riding a peculiar sea creature and a wasp, and a boy battling a giant bee. […]

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L Frank Baum’s Pseudonyms: Suzanne Metcalf and Annabel

When The Baum is not The BaumAs if writing scores of books, plays and comics under his own name wasn’t enough, L Frank Baum also wrote books under a number of pseudonyms. These included Floyd Akers (Boy Fortune Hunters series), Edith Van Dyne (Aunt Jane’s Nieces and Mary Louise), Laura Bancroft (Twinkle Tales) and a […]

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Some children's books illustrated by John R Neill

John R Neill’s Children’s Books

John R Neill’s Children’s Fantasy Books Between 1908 and about 1930, Oz book publisher Reilly & Britton (later, Relly & Lee) published a series of children’s fantasy tales illustrated by the great John R Neill. (John R Neill replaced W W Denslow as illustrator of the L Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz books in 1904.) […]

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September Wizard of Oz Book Sales Aid Black Mambas Anti-Poaching Group in South Africa

This Month: A Good Cause 25% of all Wonderful Books of Oz sales thru September 2015 will be donated to the Black Mambas Anti-Poaching unit, South African women who are fighting to save rhinos and other animals from poaching. I won’t ruin your day by detailing how these animals die, but suffice to say it […]

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Special W W Denslow Issue of the Baum Bugle!

Artist W W Denslow. Note “Roycroft” carved into the cabinet to his left. Oct 2015 Update: The Denslow Bugle issue is out; it’s beautiful, and I have a limited number of extra copies available for $15 plus shipping. You can purchase it here.   It is no longer available with Club membership as when I […]

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In Memoriam: Artisans of Oz and Roycroft

 Soldier with Green Whiskers Art by W W Denslow In Memoriam       Let’s take a moment to thank those artisans who brought us the wonder of Oz and the beauty of Roycroft: Lotta Faust (d. 1910) W W Denslow (d. 1915) Elbert & Alice Hubbard (d. 1915)L Frank Baum (d. 1919) John R Neill (d. […]

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Yellow Knight of Oz original art Michael Herring

Michael Herring Yellow Knight of Oz Original Art for Sale

A friend is selling one of his most cherished pieces from his Wizard of Oz collection to pay medical bills. It’s a beautiful original painting for The Yellow Knight of Oz book by artist Michael Herring, who created the front covers for the Del Rey Wizard of Oz books. This painting is from 1985 (the […]

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W W Denslow Special Issue of the Baum Bugle is Coming!

Artist W W Denslow. Note “Roycroft” carved into the cabinet to his left. Are you a member of the International Wizard of Oz Club? I hope so, because if so, you’ll receive the special W. W. Denslow issue of the Baum Bugle magazine due out in June! Denslow was co-creator of The Wonderful Wizard of […]

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Wizard of Oz Tarot Card Deck Original Art

Tarot of Oz Original Art

Tarot of Oz Original Art  This month I’m excited to be offering original art from the production of the new Shadow of Oz Tarot deck published by Illogical Associates. Ten different pieces of Oz-themed concept art by Giles Crawford are available; I’ll even mat and frame then for you! Each piece is associated with a specific […]

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