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The Wizard Of Oz script copy dated 8/8/38
The Wizard Of Oz script copy dated 8/8/38 Title page says "VAULT COPY" "FILE COPY" DO NOT MAKE CHANGES. This script copy has many different scenes from the movie's final form. Some of the scenes are the same. On April 10, 2010 similar script dated on 10/7/38 sold for 16,730 at Heritage auction.

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Our price: $8000.00 (€6960.00)
Market price: $16000.00 , save 50%
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)
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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Fred Stone as Scarecrow
Press photo from 1936 featuring veteran actor Fred Stone in this original costume as he poses as the Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz. Photo is 6.5" x 8.5" in size. This photo originates from the archives of the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Daily News, Detroit News, and Sport Magazine. This photo most likely have never been seen by the public. This photo is not reproductions or reprints.

Our price: $150.00 (€130.50)
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Jack Haley Wizard of Oz Tin Man signed B&W 8x10 photo PSA DNA
8x10 B&W photo signed by Jack Haley, who played the Tin Man in the 1939 movie classic, The Wizard of Oz.

This picture depicts Jack Haley with Betty Furness, who co-starred with each other in the1936 movie "Mr. Cindarella."
This is an original signature, not a facsimile. This photo was previously sold in an April 2005 auction from Heritage Odyssey, and comes with a copy of the Letter of Authenticity.

Our price: $125.00 (€108.75)
BOOK COLLECTOR'S GUIDE TO BAUM Wizard of Oz Reference. Sold 1/19/2013
Excellent new resource for Oz book collectors, The Book Collector's Guide to L. Frank Baum. Impeccably researched and written by Paul Bienvenue and Bob Schmidt, this amazing book elaborates upon and greatly extends the older Oz book reference, Bibliographia Oziana. Not only does the new guide include all the major Wizard of Oz books written by Baum, Ruth Plumly Thompson, and others, it also includes the many other books written by Baum under his name and his lesser known pseudonyms.

The book is a lavishly printed hardcover with dust jacket, 408 pages, with about 350 full color photos. First edition, 2009.

Our price: $100.00 (€87.00)
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THe Wizard of Oz/ 50th anniversary pictorial history. Hardcover in DJ. (Signed by authors.)
THe Wizard of Oz/ 50th anniversary pictorial history. Hardcover in DJ. (Signed by authors.)

Our price: $100.00 (€87.00)
The Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of OZ . Limited edtion. Sold 9/2/2011
The Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of OZ w/COA #3,459 of 10,000 - miniature. See photo next to the pen.
This item is new and in the original box (the box has a tear in the top corner).

Our price: $75.00 (€65.25)
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The Making of the Wizard of Oz. Hardcover in DJ. Doug McClelland. 1989 (signed by author)
The Making of the Wizard of Oz. Hardcover in DJ. Doug McClelland. 1989

Our price: $60.00 (€52.20)
With over 500 illustrations, this book explores all areas of the Garland merchandising phenomenon. Comprehensive identification and price guide for collectors. Softcover. 1999. Schiffer Publishing. Very good condition. Some shelf wear. Book is clean, tight, and unmarked.

Our price: $50.00 (€43.50)
Wizard of Oz set of 4 Salt & Pepper Shakers
Wizard of Oz. Wicked Witch and Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion Salt & Pepper . Never filled. Excellent condition.

Our price: $50.00 (€43.50)
The Ruby Slippers of Oz. Rhys Thomas. 1989 ( inscribed by author). SOld 3/4/2013
The Ruby Slippers of Oz. Rhys Thomas. 1989 ( inscribed by author)

Our price: $45.00 (€39.15)
Quantity SOLD - Out of stock