Here is another rare item by Wizard of Oz illustrator W W Denslow. Around 1910, Denslow illustrated a number of colorful advertising booklets for different companies. One was “Through Foreign Lands with Sunny Jim” for Force Malted Wheat Flakes Breakfast food. Offered here is the original advertising ink blotter that described how to get the booklet–by sending in five 2c stamps or 4 certificates found inside the cereal boxes…”for your copy of our 36-page full color book, illustrated by American’s leading Juvenile Artist W W Denslow.”
The piece has a large Denslow drawing that isn’t in the booklet, and information about what other items the certificates can be redeemed for. It measures 4″ by 9″ and is printed on cardstock. It was designed as an ink blotter but hasn’t been used that way and is in very good condition. Slight edge curling and wear. Very nice for such an old piece, and a scarce and collectible Denslow item.