Sold: Wizard of Oz John R Neill Macaronis: Off For the Links 1904 Golf Postcard Golfer


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Here’s a scarce piece of Oz-related ephemera–an early comic golf postcard drawn by Wizard of Oz book illustrator John R Neill. The postcard is related to a series of skinny men Neill drew for the Sunday Magazines (a newspaper supplement) called “Life Among the Macaronis”. Labelled “Boston Sunday Post Souvenir Postal Card”, “copyright 1904 by Associated Sunday Magazines”. While the card isn’t signed by Neill, the art is clearly the same as that in another newspaper feature signed by Neill called “Fine Points in Golf”. See the last photo for that piece (not included).

This card is entitled “Off for the Links”, showing a golfer giddy with anticipation for a day at the course. This is the first I’ve seen other than the one in my personal collection. I also have a sequel Neill card “Disaster on the Links” in my store at this time. These are rare cards and I’ve searched far and wide for another one to share with you! Enjoy. Postally used, in good condition with message in margin adn some age toning.