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Monday, February 13, 2012


As Valentine's Day is just around the corner, I thought I'd show a couple of Ozzy Valentine cards. These are part of a set of 12 that were produced when the MGM film of The Wizard of Oz was released in 1939, and are a popular item among Oz collectors!

The artwork and card sizes vary quite a bit from card to card within the set. They are all clearly MGM inspired, but certainly are not close portrayals of the film characters. Each card is capable of standing, through the use of various tabs and folds. There are no indications to identify the artists, but it would be interesting to know whether any of the original artwork survives.

 I only have three cards from the set, but I'm keeping an eye out for more. Quite a few have popped up on eBay recently, selling for healthy sums!

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