Speaking of original Peanuts artwork, a Phoenix woman took her stash of original Peanuts art that she’s been buying up since 1950 to the “Antique Roadshow” hoping that they’d appraise enough help she and her husband retire. She estimated her collection was worth about $50,000, but the appraiser on the television show said that her entire collection could go as high as $350,000.
With cameras rolling, “Roadshow” appraiser Gary Sohmers estimated the value of a single “Peanuts” comic frame at $40,000. That’s when Kiper went silent.
“I am not one to be quiet,” she said, “but I was speechless.”
And Sohmers had yet to talk about the week’s worth of comics about Halley’s Comet. When he wrapped up his appraisal, Kiper was in utter shock (and she hesitates watching her reaction when the episode airs tonight).
After the show, Kiper and her husband carried the collection back to their Phoenix home, knowing that a collection she thought might be worth $50,000 had just been valued at $350,000.