Wizard of Oz fans hit Holland, ruby slippers and all Just ask Walter Krueger and he can tell you the price of a replica pair of ruby slippers or the value of the original Emerald City wool coat. He owns both. As an avid fan, collector and appraiser for Wizard of Oz Collectors United, Krueger, of Chicago, has devoted a good portion of his life to the Wizard of Oz story. Krueger was one among about 100 Wizard of Oz fans who gathered at the Doubletree Hotel in Holland this weekend for the annual International Wizard of Oz Club National Convention.
Wamego, Kan., offers fans a road to Oz Stepping into the Oz Museum, 511 Lincoln in Wamego, pulls visitors into the magical land, where life-size figures of the main Oz characters gaze at visitors. Greeting visitors as they enter is a giant Tin Man, signed by Roger S. Baum, great-grandson of L. Frank Baum. Roger S. Baum has written multiple “Oz” books, including “Lion of Oz and the Badge of Courage,” which was adapted into the animated feature, “Lion of Oz.”