Tue, 11th Feb 2020 10:00

Out of the Ordinary

 
Lot 302
 

302

'OZ'

'OZ',
1967-1973, a complete set of 'OZ' magazines 1-48 with inserts, including issue No.5 with purple poster, No.11 with green sticker cover, No.24 with Crumb poster, No.30 with Hendrix poster, No.31 with red cover, No.35 with unusual purple/pink cover and No.36 with death of Janis Joplin poster (48)

This collection was originally purchased by the owner as issued from a vendor outside the National Portrait Gallery in London.

OZ was an independently-published, alternative/underground magazine associated with the international counterculture of the 1960s. While it was first published in Sydney in 1963, a parallel version of OZ was published in London from 1967. The Australian magazine was published until 1969 and the British version until 1973.

The central editor throughout the magazine's life, in both countries, was Richard Neville. Co-editors of the Sydney version were Richard Walsh and Martin Sharp. Co-editors of the London version were Jim Anderson and, later, Felix Dennis, and then Roger Hutchinson.

In both Australia and the UK, the creators of OZ were prosecuted on charges of obscenity. A 1963 charge was dealt with expeditiously when, upon the advice of a solicitor, the three editors pleaded guilty. In two later trials, one in Australia in 1964 and the other in the United Kingdom in 1971, the magazine's editors were acquitted on appeal, after initially being found guilty and sentenced to harsh jail terms.

For further reading, see: 'The British Underground Press of the Sixties', by James Birch and Barry Miles.

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Sold for £3,500


Condition Report

Not aware of all the inserts, please call if you would like our valuer to look further.
Issue 8 includes a poster ('Guevara is Dead'/While Dad's Away Mum Will Play.)
No Yoko Ono poster.
Generally excellent condition. The majority of the images are near fine condition.
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Auction: Out of the Ordinary, Tue, 11th Feb 2020

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