The Wizard of Oz was notable for its use of Technicolor, fantasy storytelling, musical score, and memorable characters. The film was a critical success and nominated for six Academy Awards. The Tin Man’s oil can from “The Wizard of Oz” was expected to fetch up to $200k at auction, but that estimate was low by $50k.
According to TMZ, the Tin Man’s oil can just sold for $250K, so some lucky bidder will be walking away with a cool “Wizard of Oz” artefact. The highly sought-after can was auctioned off by Kruse GWS Auctions and was expected to fetch around $200k, but it ended up fetching an additional $50k when all was said and done.
The Tin Man’s can was used during the filming of the 1939 classic, and it’s one of the only original items left from the character’s costume; the rest has vanished. After filming wrapped, Jack Haley, who played Tin Man, received the oil can as a parting gift.
The cool memorabilia was auctioned off for the first time earlier this year, which explains why it was in such high demand. The tin can had previously been on display at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Museum.
As movie memorabilia collectors are well aware, ‘Oz’ artefacts are always in high demand. One of the four remaining pairs of Dorothy’s ruby red slippers was once valued at $2 million. The oil can was part of the Artefacts of Hollywood & Music Auction, which also featured some really cool items. A solid gold Elvis Presley ring fetched $87,900, and one of his Army fatigue shirts fetched $30,000.
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