CHOICE of WW DENSLOW 1909 Teddy Bear Bread Postcards Wizard of Oz Illustrator


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Pick one of 2 vintage Teddy Bear Bread advertising postcard 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 these cards. These are quite hard to find. 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 is your choice of the 2 postcards shown: ‘”Is There Anything in It?”;  or “I’ll See”. “I’ll Buy It!” is sold, sorry. (Please specify which card you are purchasing in the Comments section of your order).
With beautiful, classic Denslow illustrations and the trademark Denslow hippocampus (seahorse) signature! Remember, choice of one for price shown.
In  good, age-toned conditon, “Anything” has a corner fold and the other two have corner darkening from being in an album.  Photos and description copyrighted by WBOO through the DMCA act of 1998.