Set or Type: 1940 Castell Wizard of Oz

Product Code: 1901_CONSIGN_1812_wizard_of_oz_SET

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ABOUT THIS CARD:
Vintage 1940 Castell Brothers "The Wizard of Oz" Card Game, complete with wear to the box, nice mid-grade cards on average (details under Grading - Condition section).

A beautiful in-demand vintage game set picturing 44 colorful scenes from one of the most popular movies of all time. Some great images of Judy Garland as Dorothy, Frank Morgan as the Wizard; Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow; Bert Lahr as the Coward Lion; Jack Haley as the Tin Man; Billie Burke as Glinda; Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West, among other scenes.

According to the Library of Congress these were released in 1940 as a tie-in to the British release of The Wizard of Oz.

44 card set. Cards numbered 1 through 11 in four different colored suits. Each card measures 2-1/4" X 3-1/2".

Cards similar in size, shape and feel to a standard playing card.

Both sides of all 44 cards are shown in the scans above along with a couple of images of the damaged box and the instruction booklet (in bottom row of the last scan of the cards)

GRADING - CONDITION:
Three-quarters of the set, 33 cards total, grade EX+ with no creasing. Light edge wear and age toning, a little of the luster off of the original color.

3 grade EX; 4 are VG with surface or light creasing; 4 are G-VG with harder creasing.

[The VG and G-VG cards are the following: Red number on white background 3, 4, 11; Blue on white background 7; Black on red background 4, 6, 9, 11.]

The instruction booklet is EX+ or better with light toning and general wear.

The original game box (see last three scans) is Poor-Fair - it still holds together, but the surface one panel is torn off with a small piece missing at top that includes on of the flaps to the box (see last scan); there's a name handwritten in ink on the colorful side of the box (shown) and spots of soiling/staining/foxing on the other side of the box (2nd to last scan).

Overall the cards themselves are the star attraction here, an attractive upper mid-grade set on average.

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