Choice DICK MARTIN 1950s Greeting Cards, Oz Illustrator, More Listed!


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See last paragraph for cards still available! Oz auctioneer, bibliophile and illustrator Dick Martin drew other things not related to Oz. This includes a gig he had for a greeting card company in the 50s, where he designed a great variety of comic cards. Martin’s art is bold, colorful and his humor is quirky and sly.  I’ll been collecting these for a while, have some duplicates and have decided to offer them at $12 each. So the price is for your choice of one of the cards shown in the images. If you want more than one, just change the cart quantity at checkout. Then, specify which cards you want in the comments section, based on the descriptions in the last paragraph. Most are not used (a few are), but do not come with envelopes. Inside, some have fun popups or things like gold-foil toilet paper.

The 11 cards shown in the first photo all have Martin’s DM initials somewhere on the front, inside or back of card, sometimes hidden within the art. The last two photos (smoking rabbit and blonde vamp) I added later, and also are signed DM. The next batch of 5 cards shown in 2nd photo don’t have his initials, but are by the same company and era, are in Martin’s style and have writing characteristics just like the signed ones. So I’m pretty sure he drew these as well. For more information on Martin and a mention of the cards, please see

Cards still available include “Simply Wild” Caveman, “Do You Love Me” Woman, “So you’re having a baby” woman, “How Much” racoon, “Honey without you” sad face, “Whole Gang” get well message, “On your birthday” Woman, Valentine Greetings rabbit, “Happy Birthday” Card Shark, Blonde Vamp, and Smoking Rabbit (note this last card has some staining and tear to edges, but still has the little cigarettes in the package and is very hard to find!). Use these titles in the Notes section of your order.