Filmways Productions' The Addams Family starring Carolyn Jones and John Astin was a real scream running on ABC-TV from 1964 to 1966. Valuable The Addams Family TV memorabilia includes old TV Guides, Gold Key comic books, Thing mechanical banks, Gomez Addams hand puppets, promotional records. Uncle Fester light bulbs and Colorforms cartoon sets.
The bizarre sitcom The Addams Family ran on ABC-TV from 1964-66 producing 64 half-hour episodes. Based on the famous New Yorker magazine cartoons by Charles Addams, The Addams Family featured Carolyn Jones (Morticia), John Astin (Gomez), Ted Cassidy (Lurch), Jackie Coogan (Uncle Fester), Ken Weatherwax (Pugsley), Lisa Loring (Wednesday) and Marie Blake a.k.a. Blossom Rock (Grandmama). Here are ten The Addams Family TV collectibles that are sure to interest fans and collectors. You rang?
The Addams Family Prop Battle Axe
Original TV props and costumes are huge with collectors. A The Addams Family medieval battle axe with wooden handle and rubber blade used on the show sold at auction for $567.63. It was accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Hollywood Prop Supply.
The Addams Family axe $567.63 - Heritage Auctions
The Addams Family 1974 Gold Key #1 Comic Book
Hanna-Barbera's animated version of The Addams Family (1973-75) is featured in Gold Key #1, published in 1974. One example in fine condition brought $13 at auction.
The Addams Family 1964 Topps Gum Card Set
The Topps Chewing Gum Co. of Brooklyn, New York, produced a 66-card set for The Addams Family in 1964. A high-grade set with original wrapper sold at auction for $1,434.
The Addams Family card set $1,434 - Heritage Auctions
The Addams Family 1965 Colorforms Cartoon Set
The Addams Family cartoon set was made by Colorforms in 1965. Vinyl adhering characters can be placed on an illustrated board. Find this gem in near mint condition and it could be worth $75-100.
The Addams Family Uncle Fester's Mystery Light Bulb
The entertaining Jackie Coogan as Uncle Fester often stuck a bulb in his mouth and lit it up like a human electrical socket. A toy Uncle Fester's Mystery Light Bulb in its original box is valued at $75-100. The device employs a AA battery.
The Addams Family Promotional 45 RPM Record
RCA Victor released a 45 rpm promotional record in 1964 featuring Vic Mizzy's The Addams Family theme music on one side and Kentucky Jones on the other. Find this one in excellent condition and it's worth approximately $20.
The Addams Family, TV Guide, October 31, 1964
John Astin and Carolyn Jones grace the October 30, 1964, issue of TV Guide. It carries a value of $35-40 in top condition.
The Addams Family 1964 Ideal Gomez Hand Puppet
A hand puppet made by Ideal featuring John Astin as patriarch Gomez Adams in excellent condition brought a top bid of $115 at auction. It carries the familiar licensing notice ©1964 Filmways TV Productions Inc.
The Addams Family Gomez puppet $115 - Hake's Americana & Collectibles
The Addams Family, TV Guide, October 30, 1965
The Addams Family, as expertly drawn by Charles Addams, celebrates Halloween on the cover of the October 30, 1965, issue of TV Guide. This issue can sell for over $50 in top condition.
Charles Addams and his creations on the cover of TV Guide 10/30/65 $50- Triangle Publications, Inc.
The Addams Family Thing Mechanical Bank
Thing was a mysterious hand which popped out of a box around the Addams family household. A plastic Thing mechanical bank was produced in which a hand snaps outward to snatch an inserted coin. Find this toy in its original box and it could be worth $50-100.
- L-r, The Addams Family cast: John Astin, Lisa Loring, Jackie Coogan, Carolyn Jones, Ted Cassidy, Marie Blake, Ken Weatherwax - Filmways TV Productions Inc.
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