Tragedy of Americana: California Wildfire Destroys 'Peanuts' Creator's
Peanuts© comic strip, drawn by Charles Schulz, has been my lifetime favorite. That it is also the world's favorite strip
is no wonder. Now that I have crossed the half-century threshold, I tend to look back at the innocence and complexity of
the themes with a perspective other than simply entertainment - although I still thoroughly enjoy reading them just to get
a few good laughs.
the way, I have managed to collect a few bits of memorabilia. Melanie was a Peanuts fan as a child and actually still had
some of her girlhood collection. Part of her dowry when we married was a couple dozen Peanuts paperback comic books, Charlie
Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy Skediddlers, the Snoopy Christmas tree ornament, a couple Peanuts banners, and a few other odds
and ends. The rest of the stuff like the Snoopy astronaut and the magazines with early Charles Schulz artwork was purchased
off of eBay.
Schroeder, Lucy, and Snoopy Bobbleheads
(aka Nodders) were added in November 2012 as well as the Schroeder & Piano toy made by Hungerford. More good stuff to
be added over time. Thanks for visiting.
Note: One interesting tidbit that I found in Peanuts: The Art of Charles M. Schulz, is a list of the edition of
The Saturday Evening Post where Schulz's first for-pay comics appeared as
(this link is to a page I made for the ones I have collected thus far).
See the Peanuts characters featured in Ford Falcon TV commercials,
the edition of TV Guide magazine showing the first airing of "A
Charlie Brown Christmas" in 1965 and my Snoopy alarm clock restoration.
Sally Brown, Hungerford 1958
United Features Syndicate
This is the complete set of Peanuts Skediddlers that was sold by Mattel. Linus is extremely difficult
to find, and when you do, he typically sells for $200 or more. If you find a Linus Skediddler with the original box, expect
to pay $400.
Peanuts - The Art of Charles Schulz
This is a an amazing collection of early artwork from Schulz,
including panels never seen before. The author adds a lot of biographical information and history behind some of the comics.
The World According to Peanuts
Time magazine did this article about Charles Schulz's relatively new
hit comic strip on April 9, 1965.
Snoopy Astronaut, 1979 Knickerbocker
Lucy Bobblehead (aka Nodder)
Peanuts - A Golden Anniversary
For the 50-year anniversary of Peanuts, Charles Schulz worked with
a couple writers and book designers to commemorate a half century of the Peanuts characters. Schulz narrates a lot of the
book himself, providing insight that could not be obtained anywhere else.
Charlie Brown and Snoopy, Winners at Last
Good 'ol Charlie Brown's reputation as a loser precedes
him. The world had found its underdog for whom to root. Life magazine made that point in the March 17, 1967 edition.
Schroeder & Piano, Hungerford 1958
United Features Syndicate
Schroeder Nodder, Anri Music Box, Lego
Hallmark Snoopy Christmas Tree Ornament
Preview of the New Peanuts Special
The February 1968 edition of Women's Day magazine ran a feature
on the upcoming He's Your Dog, Charlie Brown cartoon. Trust me, it was hard looking at the other pictures in the magazine
while looking for this article - avocado green carpet and drapes, beehive hairdos, purple hippie daisy emblems, gag!
My astronaut Snoopy was bought on eBay. Ones in excellent condition with the original packaging can easily
run over $300. Mine has a couple cracks in the clear helmet, but is otherwise in great condition.
Snoopy Bobblehead (aka Nodder)
Charlie Brown stuffed doll from the Kohl's
Cares for Kids program. $5.
Merry Christmas - Charlie Brown
The December 1966 edition of Catholic Miss did a piece on the Peanuts
Christmas cartoon special that debuted the year before. They discuss how the TV reviewers went ape-s**t over the religious
theme. Intolerant pompous morons.
Since I now have a few different pages with Peanuts paraphernalia, this list is provided to enable finding all of them.
- My issues of The Saturday Evening Post
- My Peanuts Memorabilia Collection
Wind-Up Alarm Clock Restoration
- Saturday Evening Post "Li'l Folks"
Comics by Charles Schulz
- First TV Airing of "A Charlie Brown Christmas," 1965
- Peanuts Toys - Featuring Snoopy the
Astronaut, 1969 Sears Christmas Wish Book
Posted February 12, 2012