Here is an original piece of Oz stationery from the “Office of the Royal Historian of Oz”. Ruth Plumly Thompson took over this title from L. Frank Baum and wrote 19 Oz books between 1921 and 1939. She used this stationery in correspondence to fans and friends. Thompson’s personal stationary has the Patchwork Girl and other characters, including some pixies watching a child reading a book as the endpiece. In this typed note, Thompson suggests that the image be used to create her personal bookplate, “with MY BOOK / Ruth Plumly Thompson / or just the name”.
The double-sided stationery is 8.5″ by 11″ and features writing and characters in green ink. The back side lists 36 Oz books (ending with Magical Mimics in Oz from 1946) and includes the Reilly and Lee imprint and address for ordering books at $2.00 each. In very good condition.