CHARLES M. SCHULZ’S COMIC STRIP DEBUTED IN NEWSPAPERS 70 YEARS AGO. A LOOK AT RELATED ARTIFACTS FROM THE HERITAGE AUCTIONS ARCHIVES.
CHRISTMAS TREES seen in this production cel from 1965’s A Charlie Brown Christmas. It realized $21,510 at a December 2017 auction.
CHARACTERS featured on this theater poster for 1972’s feature film Snoopy, Come Home! This three-sheet copy sold for $552 at a June 2019 auction.
GRADE given by CGC for this copy of the comic book Peanuts #1 from 1953. It sold for $22,705 at a November 2017 Heritage auction.
INCHES HEIGHT of this original 1969 “Snoopy Astronaut” doll, directly from the Neal Armstrong Family Collection™. It sold for $12,500 at a July 2019 auction.
WORDS handwritten on this original sketch Schulz did for Shirley Temple Black. It sold for $16,250 at a December 2016 auction.
FACES drawn for this Dec. 21, 1958, Sunday strip. The original art sold for $113,525 at a February 2018 Heritage auction.
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