Wizard of OZ Plates - James Auckland - Knowles

Wizard of Oz Collector Plates

From 1977 to 1979 the Knowles China Company of Newell, West Virginia, issued a series of eight limited-edition collector plates honoring MGM'S Wizard of Oz. Designed by portraitist James Auckland, these were the first collector plates produced to commemorate a motion picture. The collection includes one 10" plate depicting Dorothy and her entourage embarking on their journey to see the Wizard and seven 8 1/2" plates depicting individual characters from the movie. The edition firing schedule was strictly limited to one hundred days. Unfortunately the original boxes or certificates of authentification are not available. These plates hung on my wall as a child and have been carefully boxed ever since. They come with individual wall hangers that can be removed prior to shipping if you don't want them.

James Auckland.
Wicked Witch of the West .
Newell, West Virginia:
Edwin M. Knowles, 1979.
Plate # 13174D
James Auckland
The Grande Finale
Newell, West Virginia:
Edwin M. Knowles, 1979.
Plate # 2255E
James Auckland.
Over the Rainbow .
Newell, West Virginia:
Edwin M. Knowles, 1977.
Plate # 19004D
James Auckland.
Follow the Yellow Brick Road .
Newell, West Virginia
Edwin M. Knowles, 1979
Plate # 08173D
James Auckland
If I Only Had a Brain
Newell, West Virginia
Edwin M. Knowles, 1977
Plate # 00368E
James Auckland.
If I Only Had a Heart .
Newell, West Virginia:
Edwin M. Knowles, 1978
Plate # 19423D
James Auckland.
The Wonderful Wizard of OZ .
Newell, West Virginia:
Edwin M. Knowles, 1979.
Plate # 04900D

James Auckland.
If I Were King of the Forest .
Newell, West Virginia:
Edwin M. Knowles, 1978
Plate # 16016E

Items in the Worthopedia are obtained exclusively from licensors and partners solely for our members’ research needs.