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Winning Bid:
$845.00 (Includes 18% Buyer's Premium)
Bidding Ended:
Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:00:00 PM (20 Minute Clock Begins At Thursday, July 11, 2019 9:00:00 PM)
Time Left:
Auction #227- Part 2
Value Code:
H - $200 to $400 Help Icon
Item Description
Pair of 8.5x11" unlined sheets of paper each featuring lead pencil original art attributed to Charles Schulz's pre-"Peanuts" comic strip "Li'l Folks" (1947-1950). Art is preliminary in nature and one sheet has been mounted to larger worn sheet. First sheet features little girl walking down street holding her father's hand, proclaiming to couple on the street "'Daddy's Going To Take A Bath Tonight, And I'm Going To Wash His Back!'" Back has quick sketch of grumpy looking character. Sheet has been folded into sixths and has 2.5" split at lower left. Sheet has some moderate even aging w/lighter square at top left. Second sheet features man sitting at restaurant table w/change in front of him as a waiter walks by, ignoring him. Inked text below sheet reads "From An Idea By Louanne," referring to Louanne Van Pelt. Sheet has heavy vertical crease through center, w/1.75" split at bottom and some small splits along fold line. Larger sheet has almost entire sheet split along fold. Both are VG overall and feature nice concept art for this early Schulz strip. Van Pelt Collection.

One of the things that secured Charles Schulz' "Peanuts" as one of the all-time great comic strips is the everyman quality Schulz gave his characters. This was in part due to Schulz borrowing from real life friends and family. Introduced March 3, 1952, Lucy quickly became one of the most popular "Peanuts" characters. But where did Lucy (and later her brothers Linus and Rerun) come from? It can be traced back to the year Schulz and his first wife spent in Colorado Springs, CO in 1951. While living there, they made friends with the neighbors, the Van Pelt Family. Anything familiar about that name? Well, the Van Pelt's daughter - Louanne Van Pelt - served as the inspiration and namesake for Lucy Van Pelt, and the rest is history.

We are pleased to offer this selection of items from the Van Pelt Collection, which features many items that were personalized by Schulz (known to friends and family as Sparky) to Louanne, including the original art for three "Peanuts" daily strips.
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