Sold: OZ WHAT DID THE WOGGLE-BUG SAY? 1904 White Wogglebug Pinback Button Original VG


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Here is a rare little gem, an original 1904 “What did the Woggle-Bug say?” button from the Woggle-Bug craze that swept the country in response to an advertising campaign associated with the publication of The Marvelous Land of Oz in 1904. This original pin in great condition! Newspapers ran a comic called “Queer Visitors From The Marvelous Land of Oz”, where the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, the Woggle-Bug, the Sawhorse, Jack Pumpkinhead, and the Gump visit the United States of America. The stories ended with the question “What did the Woggle-Bug say?” and buttons began appearing as well, creating a “Woggle-Bug” craze.

This listing is for the white button with the Wogglebug standing upright and a giant question mark. The button is original and quite unusual. Button is 1 1/4″ diameter and is in very good condition, with clean graphics and no cracks to the enamel. The back label for the Whitehead & Hoag Co. is dirty as shown. Pin and hook still attached. An amazing survivor!

Check out my other yellow Woggle-Bug button listing with a different design, also available at the time of this listing!