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Wizard of OZ Original Vintage COMPLETE Lobby Card Set 1949

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  "The Wizard of OZ", 1939
       Original VINTAGE Complete Lobby Card Set 1949 Re-release
       Starring - Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley,
       Bert Lahr, Frank Morgan, Margaret Hamilton

 

 

About every few years we are in the right place at the right time and come across a most extraordinary historical find!   Once in a Lifetime, the complete eight lobby card set for the 1949 re-relase of the "Wizard of OZ" appears on the market....      The BEST lobby cards and some of the best movie paper ever created for this immortal film!   The colors in particular are simply Stunning!


Note:  The "Wizard of OZ" had three theatrical releases, 1939, 1949 and 1955 before NBC bought the rights in 1956 and it became an annual family event.  Many of us would wait in anticipation all year for the ONE and ONLY one showing of OZ.   If you missed it, you had to hope for next year,  there was NO On-Demand.  The family HAD to be together.   

This week we had the incredibly good fortune to meet a long time Wizard of OZ collector who had a Complete Set of the coveted 1949 “Wizard of OZ” lobby cards, all eight including the coveted TITLE CARD, which sold at auction in 2008 for $7200  !    And he took excellent care of them.  

For him it was actually painful to have to relinquish his prized collection he proudly displayed in his home for 20 years.       And So RARE, it is the first time we ever known a complete set has been made available for sale..  Not even the largest movie poster auction houses have ever sold a complete set of what is considered the BEST lobby cards ever created for this iconic film.       The colors and superior graphics frankly put the 1939 as 1955 Oz lobby cards to shame!    And based on what collectors have historically paid to own these Rare treasures, it is no secret…     Not to mention it includes the ONLY lobby card of any release to ever feature the Wicked Witch, which is highly sought after by collectors as evident by its intense demand...  it sold at auction in 2008 for $7800.

Not only is this an incredible find , but the UNRESTORED condition of most of the cards in this discovery, is Astonishing!  No tears, NO pinholes, No stains, Only a subtle age toning around the border edges that adds a nice extra  touch of vintage authenticity..   Also has clean remnants of small tape residue on back of some of the cards possibly indicating a Theater owner that had great respect for this pieces of movie greatness and hence strategically place tape on the back to display the, which left no stains and the residue is barely visible on the back.  .    I personally prefer and love a light vintage tone to my 70 year old movie posters!

Most of these I have ever seen for sale at auction have had restoration.  These are ALL 100% ORIGINAL UN-Restored!


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Note:
-  This 1949 release set includes the “Wicked Witch” card, which is the only lobby card in any of the three Wizard of OZ theatrical releases to show the Witch.    Hence, it is Highly Desirable to collectors.


*See enlatgeable images above and below