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Replica of Ruby Slippers by Eric Decker
These slippers have been painstakingly hand-fashioned to represent Gilbert Adrian's original 1938 design. The base shoe is a read leather 1930's stock pump, size 5. They are lined in creamy white leather and feature an `Innes Shoe Co.` tag on the right instep. The pumps are then hand-detailed with red sequin overlays featuring approximately two thousand-six hundred sequins. The 1/8", strap leather, hand-dyed bows are embedded with three large stones, custom bugle beads, finally garnished with forty-six ruby red Swarovski crystals, each hand set in a silver claw setting. The soles of each shoe are painted in red enamel. Finally, orange felt is adhered to the soles of each shoe.

The artist put in hundreds of hours of man-power to make these creations. Previous slippers crafted by the artist are featured in The International Music Syndicate in Colorado, American Film Institute in New York City, and Highly-Noted Hobby Shoppes in Beverly Hills.

The slippers up for auction are nearly-authentic re-creations of Gilbert Adrian’s final Ruby Slipper design. To celebrate the 70th Anniversary of MGM’s The Wizard of Oz, these detailed shoes have been constructed in the same way Metro’s Wardrobe Department would have built them for the film.

The hand-dyed base stock pumps, size 5 ½, featured a creamy kid leather lining, 2 inch heels, and an embossed ‘Innes Shoe Co.’ stamp on the right instep. The name ‘Judy Garland’ is hand-written in costumer’s pen on the inside lip of each pump, marking ownership of the magic shoes

The artist of these 70th Anniversary Celebratory Ruby Slippers has been researching every detail of the magic shoes for over 10 years. His re-creations can be seen in the International Music Syndicate in Colorado, The American Film Institute in NYC, and in the Private Collections of John Fricke (Judy Garland and Wizard of Oz historian), Jessica Grove (Madison Square Garden’s ‘Dorothy’ in The Wizard of Oz), and Lorna Luft (Garland’s daughter and author of Me and My Shadows: Life with Judy Garland), just to name a few!

“They’re unbelievable! The Smithsonian wouldn’t even know the difference!”

- John Fricke

“They’re absolutely stunning! Mama would be proud!”

- Lorna Luft

These are the closest possible re-creations to the original Ruby Slippers out there. The artist has spent hundreds of hours hand-sewing these remarkable keepsakes, and now they are being offered to you. They would make the ultimate addition to any collection, or the perfect Christmas gift.

A Certificate of Authenticity from the Artist, along with a black box storage box with the blueprint on how the slippers were made attached to the lid.


Our price: $3500.00 (€3045.00)
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Replica of Ruby Slippers. 2002 by Eric Decker . Sold 1/10/2012
Incredibly replicas of the Ruby Slippers worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 movie "The Wizard of Oz." Created by Ruby Slipper replica expert Eric Decker in 2002. Comes with his signed C.O.A. and envelope. Includes replica of original Innes Shoe Co. label inside the shoes and orange felt on the bottom of the shoes (which were on the originals to keep the noise down for the movie). As the certificate states:

"The Ruby Slippers before you are constructed by the most well known and loved reproduction artist in the world. The shoes have been constructed on ladies 1930's dance shoes. They are lined in white kid leather and bear an intricately detailed 'INNES SHOE CO>' label in the right instep. The soles have been painted in red enamel and orange felt has been adhered to the front foundation, as was done in 1939, to muffle Ms. Garland's footsteps as she pranced down the Yellow Brick Road. They have been covered in thousands of crimson sequins and a highly jeweled bow adorns each toe."

Our price: $1500.00 (€1305.00)
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L. FRANK BAUM ex libris bookplate author The Wizard of OZ
Original ex libris bookplate for L. Frank Baum author of The Wizard of Oz book series. Plate reads "From The Personal Library of L. Frank Baum Ozcot Hollywood, California". Plate measures approximately 4 1/2 x 3 1/4.

Our price: $750.00 (€652.50)
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Wizard Of Oz 50th Anniversary Music and animated Box Set Of 6 Enesco
This Wizard Of Oz 50th Anniversary Music Box Set Of 6 Enesco is used and in good condition. Music boxes are dated 1988.
From Oz collectors Treasury: Enesco's elaborate Oz musical jack-in the boxes were produced as a "limited edition" of 7500 sets in order to commemorate the 50 anniversary of MGM motion picture. The four principal characters were introduced in 1988 while Glinda and "the Wicked " were marketed a year later as was a smaller set of all six which not only played music from the films songs( as the larger ones did), but also became "animated" when wound. Priced at $125 to $150 in 1993 each


Our price: $600.00 (€522.00)
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ANTIQUE BRASS TEA CADDY SPOON ~ DOROTHY from The Wizard of OZ ~ circa early 1900s
This is a RARE & ANTIQUE BRASS TEA CADDY SPOON ~ DOROTHY from The Wizard of OZ ~ circa early 1900s. This is an interesting caddy spoon in very good condition for its age, The handle depicts Dorothy, the young heroine of Frank Baum's famous book of 1900 "The Wizard of OZ". Dorothy is depicted on this spoon wearing the early dress from the book and earliest film of the story, and quite different from the later 1941 depiction in the Judy Garland film. The spoon measures 3 1/4" long by 1 3/4" in diameter at the bowl, it is well made from solid brass and is a lovely item which displays well. A nice piece for the serious collector

Our price: $500.00 (€435.00)
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1934 Chicago World's Fair Key - WIZARD OF OZ
This is a 1934 Chicago World's Fair Brass Key which features the SCARECROW from the WIZARD OF OZ as seen above in the photo! On the key is says "A Century of Progress". The 1934 Chicago World's Fair featured the ENCHANTED ISLAND exhibit and the SCARECROW from the L Frank Baum & Ruth Plumly Thompson OZ BOOKS was part of the exhibit in giant form. It is about 8" in length and is a little heavy.

Our price: $300.00 (€261.00)
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Rare 1971 Ceramic Bookends Tin Man & Scarecrow Progressive ART Prod Wizard of Oz
These are from the 1971, by Progressive Art Productions. This is for the Tin Man, and Scarecrow. These are in really good shape for their age. The Tin Man has a couple scuff marks, hard to see with the shiney coating. Scarecrow, has been repaired.

Our price: $250.00 (€217.50)
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Rare 1971 Ceramic Bookends Tin Man & Scarecrow Progressive ART Prod Wizard of Oz
These are from the 1971, by Progressive Art Productions. This is for the Tin Man, and Scarecrow. These are in really good shape for their age. The Tin Man has a couple scuff marks, hard to see with the shiney coating. Scarecrow, has been repaired.

Our price: $250.00 (€217.50)
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The wizard of oz wicked witch musical jack in the box 50th Anniversary Music Box
The wizard of oz 50th anniversary collection of musical jack in the box, made in 1988. It measures 8" tall and 6" wide on each side. The wicked witch of the west is number 1101 of 7500, complete with a certificate of authenticity and plays the song "Ding dong the witch is dead".This item is in full working order and shows very little wear from use. The box that this item comes in shows signs of shelf wear. Originally sold for $150 in 1989.

Our price: $250.00 (€217.50)
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40 postage Stamps Issued Honoring these Classic Films of 1939.
The Only United States Commemorative Postage Stamps Issued Honoring these Classic Films of 1939:

Wizard of Oz, Dorothy - Judy Garland, Pet Dog Toto, Yellow Brick Road, Emerald City,

Gone With the Wind, Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh,

Beau Geste, Gary Cooper,

Our price: $200.00 (€174.00)
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40 postage Stamps Issued Honoring these Classic Films of 1939.
The Only United States Commemorative Postage Stamps Issued Honoring these Classic Films of 1939:

Wizard of Oz, Dorothy - Judy Garland, Pet Dog Toto, Yellow Brick Road, Emerald City,

Gone With the Wind, Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh,

Beau Geste, Gary Cooper,

Our price: $150.00 (€130.50)
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Colonial's Silver Souvenir Spoon "Billy Burke"-Good Witch in the Wizard of OZ
Souvenir spoon marked colonial silver on back. Engraved bust of woman on front and flowers on back. Billy Burke was the actor that played Glenda the Good Witch in the Wizard of OZ movie. In good condition. Measures about 5 1/2" long

Our price: $150.00 (€130.50)
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