Lot 208 of 426:
The Wonderful Game of Oz  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,020
Estimate:
$1,000 - $1,500

Title:
The Wonderful Game of Oz
Author:
Place:
Salem, Massachusetts
Publisher:
Parker Brothers
Date:
after 1922
Description:

Folding color pictorial game board; 8 page rule booklet; wooden dice cup; six wooden dice or "turnings" (each spelling on the sides the word W-I-Z-A-R-D); four turned wood playing pieces; with original two-part box (19½x10x2") with full-size color pictorial label on top.

Board and box dated 1921, rule booklet dated 1922. According to Greene & Martin in The Oz Scrapbook (p. 174), "In 1921 Parker Brothers issued The Wonderful Game of Oz, a parcheesi-like game whose folding playing board was a large map of Oz, beautifully lithographed in colors, with all the Oz characters shown in their proper locations..." The characters moved along the Yellow Brick Road according to their throws.

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Condition:
Box rubbed faintly on corners; board and pieces intact and in excellent condition; booklet slightly toned; near fine.
 
Item number:
307286
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