Sold: Ruth Plumly Thompson 1946 OZ Book Stationery Original Advertising, Ruth’s Notes


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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 even after she “retired” from writing Oz books in 1940.

The double-sided stationery is 8.5″ by 11″ and features writing and Oz 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. Even better, Ruth has made corrections to the Reilly & Lee address and the book prices in her own hard. Also these later stationery printings advertised the “Library Cloth Edition” books, while her 1939 stationery that I have had previously lacked this addition.

This original stationery sheet is unused and has some wrinkling and corner creasing.