W W DENSLOW 1909 Complete Set of Teddy Bear Bread Postcards Wizard of Oz Illustrator


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Here is a wonderful full set of four antique Teddy Bear Bread advertising postcards drawn by W. W. Denslow, illustrator of the original Wonderful Wizard of Oz book. According to the Autumn 1972 Denslow checklist (Baum Bugle), these were created circa 1908-1912, which jives with the 1909 postmark on two of these cards. These are quite hard to find and usually I sell them individually, but decided to sell the complete set. According to Postcard Collector magazine (1992), “The scarcity of these cards was created by the fact that a Teddy Bear stick pin was given away as a premium upon turning in a set of cards. The postcards were destroyed by the merchant as payment for the pin.” Offered here are all four postcards shown: ‘”Is There Anything in It?”; “I’ll See”, “Why, it’s Tedd Bear Bread” and “I’ll Buy It!”With beautiful, classic Denslow illustrations and the trademark Denslow hippocampus (seahorse) signature!

In very good, age-toned conditon, a couple with pencil markings or old prince on the backs. Photos and description copyrighted by WBOO through the DMCA act of 1998.