Charles Schulz Collectibles And Memorabilia
Charles Schulz Collectibles And Memorabilia are items relating to the celebrated American cartoonist Charles Schulz.
Charles "Sparky" Schulz was born on November 26th, 1922 and died on February 2000. Schulz is best known as being the creator of the Peanuts comic strip from 1950 up until his death in 2000. Schulz published weekly publications of the popular comic strip continuously for almost 50 years, and Schulz only took one vacation for five weeks to celebrate his 75th birthday. Peanuts has since appeared in over 2,600 newspapers in 75 different countries.
Schulz received the National Cartoonist Society's Humor Comic Strip Award in 1962 for his Peanuts comic strip, as well as numerous other awards, and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1996.
In 1992, the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota opened up a Peanuts-inspired Amusement Park, however, the mall lost use of the branding in 2006. Also, in 2002 the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center official opened in Santa Rosa.
Schulz was ranked as the highest-earning deceased celebrity by Forbes in 2006 after earning $35 million in 2005.
Types of memorabilia
Philip Weiss Auctions in Oceanside, New York sold the following lots:
- one of Schulz's original Peanuts comic strips (circa 1963) for $54,000 in June of 2008
- another Peanuts comic strip (circa 1953) for $60,000 in September of 2008
- Schulz's Peanuts "Pumpkin" comic strip (circa 1955) for $55,000 in June of 2007
- Schulz's "Great Baseball" Peanuts comic strip for $60,000 (circa 1953) in October of 2007
- Schulz's iconic kite flying Peanuts comic strip (circa 1962) for $70,000 in May of 2008
- another one of Schulz's Peanuts comic strips (circa 1962) for $55,000 in October of 2007
- another Peanuts comic strip (circa 1963) for $44,000 in April of 2008
- a Peanuts comic strip from 1961 for $41,000 in October of 2006
- a Peanuts comic strip from 1962 for $48,000 in April of 2008
- another Peanuts comic strip (circa 1957) for $47,000 in April of 2008
- a Peanuts comic strip from 1963 for $43,000 in September of 2007
- a "Red Baron" Peanuts comic strip (circa 1967) for $40,000 in October of 2006
Heritage Auctions in Dallas, Texas sold:
- Schulz's Peanuts "Football Place-Kick" comic strip (circa 1977) for $65,000 in February of 2010
- Schulz's "Snoopy vs. The Red Baron" Peanuts comic strip (circa 1966) for $85,000 in February of 2010
- another Peanuts comic strip from 1957 for $85,000 in August of 2008
- another Peanuts comic strip from 1968 for $72,500 in November of 2008
- a Peanuts comic strip from 1959 for $70,000 in May of 2008
- another Peanuts comic strip (circa 1968) for $60,000 in August of 2008
- a Peanuts comic strip from 1953 for $40,000 in February of 2010
- a Peanuts comic strip (circa 1955) for $40,000 in August of 2011
Russ Cochran Comic Art in West Plains, Missouri sold one of Schulz's Peanuts comic strip (circa 1954) for $41,500 in December of 2006, and another Peanuts comic strip (circa 1967) for $45,500 in June of 2007.
Guide for collectors
Original Peanuts comic strips which were drawn by Schulz in the 1950s are considered to be rare, but not necessarily the most valuable.
Restoration of an original Schulz Peanuts comic strip is not recommended.
For more information regarding where to find Charles Schulz memorabilia and/or original Peanuts comic strips visit www.schulzmuseum.org or www.collectpeanuts.com.
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