Sunday, October 27, 2013

Charles Addams for Hallmark

Greetings from...Lurch? A Hallmark card featuring the Addams Family's butler was designed by Charles Addams probably around the time of the TV show. A rare example of this card is currently offered on eBay. It retailed for 25 cents in the 1960's, but today it can be yours for $39.95, or most likely less if you make the right offer.

Charles Addams, Lurch behind the door
Hallmark Contemporary card front cover

Charles Addams, Lurch behind the door
Hallmark Contemporary card interior

November 17, 2013 Update:  Sold!

October 8, 2016 Update: Morticia!

Charles Addams, Morticia at her writing desk, Hallmark Contemporary card front cover

Birthday greetings from Morticia

eBay Listing Ended August 8, 2016

eBay Item Description

Note:  This particular Addams Family product line is new to me. I'm sure there must be more than this one greeting card designed for Hallmark by Charles Addams. If you should know of other vintage Hallmark Contemporary cards with an Addams Family theme, please do consider sharing them here.

More Attempted Bloggery posts about Charles Addams are here.

Seasonal Halloween-themed posts may be found here.

The website for the Tee & Charles Addams Foundation is here.

The exhibition "Chas Addams: Family and Friends" is on view at Southampton Center through November 3. Read about it here.

Exhibition and other news about Charles Addams is covered on Ink Spill here.

Charles Addams has been featured on The Pictorial Arts blog here.

Are you following the World Series? Baseball blog posts are here.



  1. I just found three different from this series (25 cent cards). There is Lurch (with the door that opens up, mid-card; one of Gomez holding up his head in his right hand (as if tipping his cap) inside it says "Hi". And the third is Grandmama standing, inside it says "Don't change a hair for me!!!"