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Monday, February 26, 2018
A Letter From the Royal Illustrator/Historian
Here's a note he wrote prior to publication of his final Oz title for Reilly & Lee, Lucky Bucky in Oz. He compliments the correspondent on having read 32 Oz books, almost the entire series at that time. He also mentions an incident of three deer that ventured up to his back door; he featured a similar subject on his 1942 Christmas card.
Neill was never one to waste paper; the envelope used bears the return address of the International Information Service, in Washington, DC. Neill has added his own return information beneath this official stamp. Thanks to Cindy Ragni at Wonderful Books of Oz for coming up with this little gem.
A fun coincidence is the name of the recipient, Bobby Jones. The hero of the upcoming book was named Bucky Jones!
Posted by Bill Campbell