New Wizard of Oz Movies and its Impact on the Oz Books These are extremely difficult economic times for all of us, and we are being more cautious than ever about protecting our hard-earned savings. By placing your money in tangible collectible investments
The interest in the Oz as a subject is clearly evident from these several new Wizard of OZ movie productions that are in various phases of development. As a matter of fact, after the recent announcements by Hollywood about the new Wizard of Oz movie, the original Oz movie popularity increased by 13% just in one week (see image below) according to IMDB.com.
As was recently pointed out by the Movie Talk in the article titled 'Oz' Could be Next Big Film Franchise, "Oz" is tempting for Warner Brothers for quite a few reasons. First and foremost, it could possibly fill the void left when the "Harry Potter" franchise ends. "Potter," of course, attracted an audience that skewed to a younger adult crowd; the same demographic "Oz" would target.”
Full article about new Wizard of Oz movie announcement from yahoo movie-talk
All these developments seem to clearly indicate that the new Wizard of Oz movie series is going to be next big phenomena in the near future, and that will have a direct co-relation to the Wizard of Oz books series. With every new Wizard of Oz movie production releases, there will be new collectors interested in obtaining Oz memorabilia, including the original books.
Recently I was carefully watching the sales of first and early editions copies of Alice in Wonderland books on Ebay in order to see the impact of the new movie release on book prices. I noticed that the later edition books that previously were selling on Ebay for under $100, were now fetching over $400 around the time the movie appeared in the theaters. Look at the images below where two copies from 1908 were sold for $420 and $455 (by the way: the original copy of Alice in Wonderland was published in 1865, which is 43 years earlier than when these copies were printed).
These are extremely difficult economic times for all of us, and we are being more cautious than ever about protecting our hard-earned savings. I talk to people everyday that aren’t thrilled with the less than 1% they may get from the bank. All it takes is a 3 to 5 % drop in the value of the US dollar and you find yourself losing money. More and more people are looking for a place to “park” some of their well- deserved savings without losing them. I usually advise them to purchase the first edition copy of the Wizard of Oz book due to various new Wizard of Oz movie announements. These copies do not have the potential to drop to zero value. You can enjoy looking at it, gift it to your children or sell it down the road sometime in the future.
Over time the Oz books series appreciate at least at the same rate as the local economy, 5% or 6% percent a year. You don't get rich, but at least you are not losing your money and hopefully are having some fun. By placing your money in