Collection: Oz Magazines

Published between 1967 and 1973 under the editorship of Richard Neville, Jim Anderson and Felix Dennis, Oz quickly became one of the most exciting magazine publications of its day. The magazine was revolutionary for its use of dazzling wrap-around designs and pull-out posters, as well as the content itself, which ranged from critical coverage of the Vietnam war to discussions of drugs, sex and alternative lifestyles. Although first appearing in Australia in 1963, the parallel London version was far more lavish, with bold full-colour printing and innovative psychedelic graphics by Martin Sharp. It was not without its controversy. The Oz offices were often raided by police, printers ordered to shut down, and the now infamous ‘School Kids’ issue, with sexualised Rupert the Bear parody cartoon, landed the editors a highly publicised obscenity trial.

 

Each magazine is different. Some, like Issue 12, were printed on cheaper newspaper-grade stock, and designed to fold out to a single sheet. In this way, the editors could avoid taxes imposed on printed magazine material at the time. Others, such as Issue 32, were printed in a 4to, record-shaped format, in order to fit into a Vinyl sleeve. Many within this collection contain the original ephemeral posters and subscription forms, which were often removed and lost to time. Regardless, it is certainly true that each has its own unique character.

 

For questions about any of the items in this collection, please contact rebekah@sotherans.co.uk.

11 items
  • [NEVILLE, Richard, Editor]. Oz Magazine. Issue 45. November 1972. With John Hurford/ Timothy Leary Psychedelic Illustration.
    Oz Magazine. Issue 45. November 1972. With John Hurford/ Timothy Leary …
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    £88.00
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    £88.00
  • [NEVILLE, Richard, Editor]. Oz Magazine. Issue 38, November 1971. "The Day the Earth Was Out to Lunch".
    Oz Magazine. Issue 38, November 1971. The Day the Earth Was …
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    £60.00
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    £60.00
  • [NEVILLE, Richard, Editor]. Oz Magazine. Issue 27, April 1970. The 'Acid' issue with 'Sex Fair Special'.
    Oz Magazine. Issue 27, April 1970. The 'Acid' issue with 'Sex …
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    £50.00
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    £50.00
  • [NEVILLE, Richard, Editor]. Oz Magazine. Issue 25, December 1969. The 'Hippie Atrocities' cover.
    Oz Magazine. Issue 25, December 1969. The 'Hippie Atrocities' cover
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    £60.00
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    £60.00
  • [NEVILLE, Richard, Editor]. Oz Magazine. Issue 8, January 1968.
    Oz Magazine. Issue 8, January 1968
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    £98.00
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    £98.00
  • [NEVILLE, Richard, Editor]. Oz Magazine. Issue 20, April 1969.
    Oz Magazine. Issue 20, April 1969
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    £75.00
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    £75.00
  • [NEVILLE, Richard, Editor]. Oz Magazine. Issue 22, July 1969.
    Oz Magazine. Issue 22, July 1969
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    £75.00
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    £75.00
  • [NEVILLE, Richard, Editor]. Oz Magazine. Issue 18. February 1969. With Crumb ‘Fingerlickin’ Good’ cover.
    Oz Magazine. Issue 18. February 1969. With Crumb ‘Fingerlickin’ Good’ cover
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    £150.00
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    £150.00
  • [NEVILLE, Richard, Editor]. Oz Magazine. Issue 15, September 1968. The Jagger Issue with two-page cover.
    Oz Magazine. Issue 15, September 1968. The Jagger Issue with two …
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    £125.00
  • [NEVILLE, Richard, Editor]. Oz Magazine. Issue 14, July 1968.
    Oz Magazine. Issue 14, July 1968
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    £60.00
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    £60.00
  • [NEVILLE, Richard, Editor]. Oz Magazine. Issue 21. May 1969. The Elektra 'Amazement' Issue, complete with the Outcry Berkeley poster.
    Oz Magazine. Issue 21. May 1969. The Elektra 'Amazement' Issue, complete …
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    £148.00
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    £148.00