Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz

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Queer Visitors from the Marvelous Land of Oz(Introducing the Scarecrow, The Tin Woodsman and their Comrades) by L Frank Baum and Walt McDougall -  1st Appearance August 28, 1904 - In the year 1900, L Frank Baum wrote his immortal children's book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.    That first edition was illustrated by WW Denslow with whom the copyright was shared.  A dispute erupted between the two creators over those rights.  The Courts granted usage rights to the immortal charactes to both parties.   In 1904 Baum would go on to publish his second of thirteen 'Oz' books, 'The Land of Oz'.  To coordinate with the circulation of that book, Baum collaborated with Cartoonist Walt McDougall on an Oz offering in the sunday comics "Queer Visitors from the Marvel Land of Oz'. For 27 glorious weeks Baum's original stories combined with McDougall's artwork to produce some of the finest comics ever produced.  The Market for these pages is good.  These pages command the highest of premiums.   Note: WW Denslow also put out a short-run 'Wonderland of Oz' Newspaper Comic offering in 1904-05.  Those were NOT written by L Frank Baum.  Those are also quite rare and command a high premium.  

Sunday Comics

Item # Date-#-size* Condition* Price Notes
S1175-0001 1904/09/02 - F BW G/G/G $25.00 Approximately 7"x21" (Slightly smaller than 1/2-full page vertical) on full-size page,  advertisement for the strip and cash contest.  The Ad features the following labelled characters: The Woggle Bug, The Scarecrow, The Tin Woodsman, The Saw Horse, Jack Pumpkin-Head, and the Gump.
S1175-0002 1904/09/03 - F BW G/G/G $25.00 Approximately 7"x21" (Slightly smaller than 1/2-full page vertical) on full-size page,  advertisement for the strip and cash contest.  The Ad features the following labelled characters: The Woggle Bug, The Scarecrow, The Tin Woodsman, The Saw Horse, Jack Pumpkin-Head, and the Gump.
S1175-0003 1904/09/04 - F G/FR-G/VG $195.00 'How the Adventurers Lost and Found Themselves'.  This page has great colors and is fairly supple.  The bottom margin has significant chipping and there is a single one-inch piece of tape on the reverse right edge.   Very Nice and Collectable.
S1175-0004 1904/09/11 - F FR-G/FR-G/VG $150.00 'How the Tin Woodsman excaped the Magic Flood'.  This page has great colors and is fairly supple.  The left margin shows dried adhesive which does not intrude in panels.   Quite Nice and Collectable.
S1175-0005 1904/09/18 - F FR/FR/VG $60.00 'How the Strangers Found Themselves Between tehe Auto and the Deep Sea'.  This page has great colors and is fairly supple.  The left margin shows dried adhesive which does not intrude in panels  The bottom is trimmed tight and the wording beneath the bottom left panel is torn off and missing.  Still unique and Collectable.
S1175-0006 1904/09/25 - F FR/FR/VG $60.00 'How Uncle Eli Laughed too soon'.  This page has great colors and is fairly supple.   The left margin shows dried adhesive which barely intrudes in the left-side panels   The bottom is trimmed tight and the wording beneath the bottom left panel is torn off and missing.  Still unique and Collectable.
S1175-0007 1904/09/25 - 2F (1F is BW) G/G/G $80.00 The is a two-page introduction from the Boston Herald which did not begin printing the strip until Oct 2, 1904.  The first page show the gang flying across the face of a full moon with a proclamation from the Princess of Oz to L Frank Baum allowing them to visit the United States.  The second page is a black and white illustrated introduction of the main characters.
S1175-0008 1904/10/02 - F FR-G/FR-G/VG $150.00 'How the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodsman met some old friends'.  Re-appearance of Dorothy. This page has great colors and is fairly supple.  The left margin shows dried adhesive which does not intrude in panels.  Quite Nice and Collectable.
S1175-0009 1904/10/09 - F G/G/VG $195.00 'How the Saw-Horse Saved Dorothy's Life'.  Appearance of Dorothy. This page has good colors and is very supple.  The right margin shows minor shipping nowhere near panels. Very Nice and Collectable.
S1175-0010 1904/10/16 - F G/FR-G/VG $195.00 'How the Ozzies met a Beauty Doctor'.  This page has great colors and is fairly supple.   The left margin shows dried adhesive which does not intrude in panels.  Quite Nice and Collectable.
S1175-0011 1904/10/23 - F G/G/VG $195.00 'How the Adventurers Encountered an Unknown Beast.  This page has good colors and is very supple.  The right margin shows minor shipping nowhere near panels. Very Nice and Collectable.
S1175-0012 1904/10/30 - F G/G/VG $195.00 'Jack Pumpkinhead and the SawHorse win a race and incite a riot: The Wogglebug restores Harmony'.  This page has great colors and is fairly supple.  The upper left margin shows small strip of dried adhesive which does not intrude in panels.  Quite Nice and Collectable.
S1175-0013 1904/11/06 - F G/G/VG $195.00 'The Scarecrow Becomes a Man of Means In Spite of the Girls at the Church Fair'.  This page has great colors and is fairly supple.  The upper left margin shows small strip of dried adhesive which does not intrude in panels.  Quite Nice and Collectable.
S1175-0014 1904/11/13 - F FR/FR/VG $60.00 'How the Wogglebug Proved his Knowledge of Chemistry'.  This page has great colors and is fairly supple.  The left margin shows a strip of dried adhesive which does intrudes on the left margin panels and story.  Significant tape on reverse does not show through.  Still fairly Nice and Collectable.
S1175-0015 1904/11/20 - F FR-G/FR/VG $80.00 'How the Wogglebug got a Thanksgiving Dinner'.  This page has great colors and is fairly supple.  The left margin shows a strip of dried adhesive which does intrudes on the left margin panels.  Still fairly Nice and Collectable.
S1175-0016 1904/11/27 - F FR-G/FR-G/VG $150.00 'The Scarecrow Tells A Fairy Tale to Children and Hears and Equally Marvelous True Story'    This page has great colors and is fairly supple.  The left margin shows a strip of dried adhesive which does not intrude on the left margin panels.  Still fairly Nice and Collectable.
S1175-0017 1904/12/04 - F G/G/VG $195.00 'Jack Pumpkinhead Pawns the SawHorse'   This page has great colors and is fairly supple.  The upper left margin shows a small strip of dried adhesive which does not intrude on the left margin panels.  Quite Nice and Collectable.
S1175-0018 1904/12/11 - F G/G/VG $195.00 'Dorothy Spends an Evening with her Old Friends and is Entertained with Wonderful Exhibitions'    This page has great colors and is fairly supple.  The upper left margin shows a small strip of dried adhesive which does not intrude on the left margin panels.   Quite Nice and Collectable.
S1175-0019 1904/12/18 - F G/FR-G/VG $250.00 'How the Wogglebug and his Friends Visited Santa Claus'   This page has great colors and is fairly supple.  The left margin shows a strip of dried adhesive which does not intrude on the left margin panels.  Quite Nice and Collectable.
S1175-0020 1904/12/25 - F G/G/VG $195.00 'How the Wogglebug Found a Lost Child and Gave a Lesson in Heraldry'   This page has great colors and is fairly supple.    Very Nice and Collectable.
S1175-0021 1905/01/01 - F G/G/VG $195.00 'The Scarecrow Presents a Magic Automobile to a Litltle Girl'   This page has great colors and is fairly supple.  There's a chip out of the upper right corner which cuts into a Date-Box only.    Quite Nice and Collectable.
S1175-0022 1905/01/08 - F G/G/VG $195.00 'How the Tin Woodsman Became a Fire Hero'   This page has great colors and is fairly supple.  The left margin shows a strip of dried adhesive which does not intrude on the left margin panels.  There's  a chip out of the upper right corner which cuts into a Date-Box only.    Quite Nice and Collectable.
S1175-0023 1905/01/15 - F FR/FR-P/VG $40.00 'The Two Wishes'   This page has great colors and is fairly supple.  There's a significant chip out of the right middle magin which intrudes into the right center panel.    This has been plugged by an amateur repair with tape on reverse.    There's a chip out of the upper right and left  corners which cuts into a Date-Box and a character box.  
S1175-0024 1905/01/22 - F G/G/VG $195.00 'Tim Nichols and the Cat'   This page has great colors and is fairly supple. A Very Nice Collectable.  
S1175-0025 1905/01/29 - F G/G/VG $195.00 'Mr. Wimble's Wooden Leg'   This page has great colors and is fairly supple. A Very Nice Collectable.  A small chip out of the upper left margin does not touch panels.  
S1175-0026 1905/02/05 - F G/G/VG $195.00 'A Magnetic Personality'   This page has great colors and is fairly supple. A Very Nice Collectable.  A small chip out of the upper left margin does not touch panels.   
S1175-0027 1905/02/12 - F G/G/VG $195.00 'Nan's Magic Button'   This page has great colors and is fairly supple. A small chip out of the upper and lower left margins does not touch panels.  Minor foxing along the bottom right margin.  Still quite nice. 
S1175-0028 1905/02/19 - F G/FR-G/VG $150.00 'Eliza and the Lozenges'   This page has great colors and is fairly supple. A small chip out of the upper and lower left margins does not touch panels.  Minor foxing along the center right margin with a small chip repair.  Still quite nice. 
S1175-0029 1905/02/26 - F G/FR-G/VG $150.00 'The WoggleBug Encourages Charity'   This page has great colors and is fairly supple. A small chip out of the upper does not touch panels.  There also chipping along the bottom margin which does not touch panels.  Still quite nice. 

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