Original 'Peanuts' comic strips appraised at $250,000

Original 'Peanuts' Comic Strips Appraised at $250,000
Original 'Peanuts' Comic Strips Appraised at $250,000

Most comic strips might end up in the trash after a while, but one man is happy he held onto these.

"I was a 'Peanuts' fan for a long time and came up with the idea to use 'Peanuts' on greetings cards. ... This is Schulz's pencil, and these are my pencil comments on them," said the man who brought his "Peanuts" comic strips to "Antiques Roadshow" for appraisal.

The cards were created by original "Peanuts" illustrator Charles Schulz. The man who brought the comics onto "Antiques Roadshow" says he worked with Schulz and Hallmark to create "Peanuts" themed products.

But let's be honest. Who doesn't love Charlie, Lucy, Snoopy and the rest of the "Peanuts" gang?

"The sky's the limit when it comes to Charles Schulz stuff. It's the hottest comic art right now on the market," said Philip Weiss, an appraiser for "Antiques Roadshow."

"Charlie Brown I think would be the sort of little kid that I would have liked to have had as a neighbor," Schulz once said on ABC.

Schultz died in 2000 at the age of 77 after spending 50 years of creating his beloved characters.

According to The New York Times, "He swore that no one else would ever draw the comic strip and he kept his word."

The appraiser, at the time this original "Antiques Roadshow" episode aired in 2005, said the collection altogether could go for $150,000-$200,000. Now the show has upped that to $200,000-$250,000.

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