Lot #560
Charles Schulz

Incredible hand-inked Peanuts comic strip from 1956, signed twice by Schulz
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Estimate: $15000+

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Description

Incredible hand-inked Peanuts comic strip from 1956, signed twice by Schulz

Original hand-inked four panel Peanuts comic strip, 28.75 x 6.5, signed and inscribed between the first two panels in black felt tip, “To the Ken Brownes, with kindest regards—Charles M. Schulz,” who also adds his artist signature, “Schulz,” to lower right of last panel. The comic begins with a scene in which Charlie Brown watches Lucy van Pelt create static electricity from the fur on Snoopy’s head; the children walk and find Linus, busy playing with blocks, and Charlie Brown covertly attempts the same electrical experiment; the final panel shows Linus with a perplexed look and raised hair, the older children walking away with Lucy agreeing: “You’re right…There IS a lot of electricity in the air…” The third panel bears an affixed United Feature Syndicate copyright notice. Collector’s notations on the reverse indicate that the comic was sent to the recipient by Schulz on November 22, 1957. In fine condition, with tack holes to the corners. This incredible original daily Peanuts comic strip was first published on February 18, 1956, and features four of Schulz's most popular characters: Charlie Brown, his dog Snoopy, Lucy, and her younger brother Linus, who formally befriended Charlie Brown in a daily comic published exactly one month earlier. The long-running Peanuts comic strip debuted six years earlier in October 1950, with this classic example representing a transition into the comic’s ‘golden age’—Snoopy first appeared upright on his hind legs, ice-skating across a frozen lake, only a month earlier on January 9, 1956. A fantastic original Peanuts comic strip boasting a pair of Schulz signatures.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: May 18 - June 13





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