'Antiques Roadshow': Collection worth almost $30,000
On 'Antiques Roadshow,' a woman brought in some one-of-a-kind memorabilia with a one-of-a-kind story.
She said she grew up in Minneapolis when Charles Schulz -- the creator of the 'Peanuts' comic strip -- was just getting his start.
To promote the characters, Schulz would go around to schools and give talks, during which he'd do some quick sketches and toss them to the audience. As a girl, the woman collected the sketches.
She brought one of Linus to the roadshow for appraisal, along with a letter from Mr. Schulz -- which he sent to her after she mailed him a homemade Snoopy Christmas ornament.
Appraiser Kathleen Guzman said that we don't 'see too many letters from Charles Schulz. They are usually typescript. It's wonderful that it's on his originals stationary, signed by him with a little doodle of Snoopy saying, 'It looked just like me!''
The appraiser said the letter alone would bring about $1,300 to $1,500 at auction. The woman was floored, saying she'd kept it in a drawer all these years -- but the real money was in the sketch. It was worth $7,000 to $9,000.
All the woman could muster was an 'Oh my God.' And get this: she has two more giant sketches of Snoopy at home! That's another $14 to $18,000!
All together, her collection was worth almost $30,000. Here's to you, Charlie Brown!