Hippies come out of the underground to buy Oz

Peter Golding auction catalogue
The hippies are really coming out of the woodwork as the media celebrates 1968 and all that. Prices for underground magazines such as Oz – the magazine that made Felix Dennis’s name – are going through the roof. A copy of issue 5 from July 1967 sold for £561.30 on Ebay in May last year. A February 1967 first issue sold for £560 in September (one cost just £360 in 2006).

In December in London, a complete run made £3,600 and an almost complete run of International Times, fetched £3,000. That looks cheap compared with what’s on offer on Ebay at the moment – £5,999 starting bid for a set of Oz, £9,999 for a buy it now – and he wants £29.95 for the postage!

Probably better to fly to Bonhams in New York, which is auctioning a complete set on May 16 with a guide price of $3,000 – $6,000 (that’s about £1,500-£3,000, so for £10K you could bag the lot and have a good holiday).

It’s part of a collection put together by fashion designer Peter Golding. It’s worth taking a look at at his Inspirational Times 3D exhibition.

More on: collecting magazines and eBay prices

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2 Responses to “Hippies come out of the underground to buy Oz”

  1. Oz set sells for $5,700 « Magforum Says:

    […] set sells for $5,700 Larry Viner of the Advertising Archives tells me that the Oz complete collection went for $5,700 in New York (estimate $4,000-$6,000). So anyone who paid the £9,999 asking price […]

  2. £1,019 for a copy of OZ « Magforum Says:

    […] years ago, the Oz complete collection went for $5,700 in New […]

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