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Original Peanuts sells for $113,525

Original Peanuts sells for $113,525

An original Charles M. Schulz Peanuts Sunday strip, dated April 10, 1955, recently sold for $113,525. The auction, held by Heritage Auction Galleries, took place on November 15-16.

“This particular piece is the first Peanuts original ever to sell in the six-figure range,” said Ed Jaster, vice president for Heritage. “The demand for Schulz’s Peanuts art has been steadily growing over the last several years. In the last six years, Heritage has sold 61 Peanuts dailies and 30 Peanuts Sundays.”

I suspect that the recent popularity of the Fantagraphic collections, the Schulz and Peanuts bio, and the American Masters helped in driving the price up.

Community Comments

#1 Larry Levine
December/6/2007
@ 12:37 pm

WOW!!! As most people know, Schulz used to mail fans original strips (with the famous center fold) for free!

#2 JBoy
December/6/2007
@ 1:30 pm

Not to mention the $101K-plus sales price fetched by the original R. Crumb art for Mr. Natural No. 1.

I don’t know which I’d rather own more, assuming I could ever afford that sort of do-re-mi.

#3 Marshall Ramsey
December/6/2007
@ 10:15 pm

I had a professor in college who had an original Peanuts from 1952 hanging on his office wall. The first time I saw it, I said, “I’ll give you $150 for that.” He looked long and hard at the cartoon and then back at me and said, “Nah.”

$113,525. I really wish he had taken me up on the deal.

#4 daniel raymond
December/9/2007
@ 6:22 am

c’mon, a little rain never hurt anybody. i miss peanuts.

#5 Tom Birmingham
November/20/2008
@ 5:36 pm

Shultz & the Gang have always been one my favorite strips. I remember I wrote to him when I was younger and he mailed me a copy of the The Peanuts Gang on green paper, before the days of Woodstock, Peppermint Patty, but it is just a copy he probably mailed to the fans. I still have the framed newsprint copy of when he passed away & Snoopy’s saluting, with Woodstock & other birds to a flag at half mast (pub. Chgo. Tribune Feb. 16th 2000). I really liked R. Crumbs stuff too. The Underground Comix, I remember The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers,
Mr. Earth – Keep on Truckin’, & Honeybunch Kaminsky. Good stuff indeed.

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