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Charles Schulz Peanuts Snoopy vs. the Red Baron

Lot 94204 Details

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Charles Schulz Peanuts  Snoopy vs. the Red Baron Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 7-31-66 (United Feature Syndicate, 1966). Ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty or more; The Bloody Red Baron was rollin' up the score; Eighty men died tryin' to end that spree; Of the Bloody Red Baron of Germany. In the nick of time, a hero arose; A funny-looking dog with a big black nose; He flew into the sky to seek revenge; But the Baron shot him down - "Curses, foiled again!" As anyone who grew up in the sixties will tell you, Snoopy's imaginary epic battles with the Red Baron launched a national craze, further fueled by the Royal Guardsman's hit song, "Snoopy vs. the Red Baron," which reached #2 in the Billboard Hot 100, and remained among the top sellers for 12 weeks. As Charles Schulz recalled in Peanuts a Golden Celebration, "My son Monte claims to have been the one who gave me the idea for Snoopy chasing the Red Baron in his World War I flying gear while atop his Sopwith Camel doghouse. I, of course, deny that he actually gave me the idea, but I admit that he inspired it, for at the time he was very much involved with building plastic models of World War I airplanes." However the idea came about, it created a sensation that spread like wildfire. This classic masterpiece of pure Sixties Americana spotlighting Snoopy as the WWI Pilot in his Sopwith Camel has an image area of 22.5" x 15", and the piece has been matted and framed to an overall size of 29.5" x 22". Aside from some glue staining in the title logo stat, the art is in Excellent condition. The strip was inscribed and signed in its first panel, "To Phil with friendship - Charles Schulz." This strip is reproduced on page 248 of The Complete Peanuts 1965-66, Fantagraphics Books, 2007. From an Important California Collection.

Alternate Artist Spellings: "Charles Schulz", "Schulz, Charles", "Schulz, Charles Monroe"

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Charles Schulz Peanuts Snoopy vs. the Red Baron

Estimate $24,000 - $36,000
Feb 26, 2010
Starting Price $12,000
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94204: Charles Schulz Peanuts Snoopy vs. the Red Baron

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Est. $24,000 - $36,000Starting Price $12,000
February Signature Comics & Comic Art Auction
Fri, Feb 26, 2010 1:00 PM EST
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Lot 94204 Details

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Charles Schulz Peanuts  Snoopy vs. the Red Baron Sunday Comic Strip Original Art dated 7-31-66 (United Feature Syndicate, 1966). Ten, twenty, thirty, forty, fifty or more; The Bloody Red Baron was rollin' up the score; Eighty men died tryin' to end that spree; Of the Bloody Red Baron of Germany. In the nick of time, a hero arose; A funny-looking dog with a big black nose; He flew into the sky to seek revenge; But the Baron shot him down - "Curses, foiled again!" As anyone who grew up in the sixties will tell you, Snoopy's imaginary epic battles with the Red Baron launched a national craze, further fueled by the Royal Guardsman's hit song, "Snoopy vs. the Red Baron," which reached #2 in the Billboard Hot 100, and remained among the top sellers for 12 weeks. As Charles Schulz recalled in Peanuts a Golden Celebration, "My son Monte claims to have been the one who gave me the idea for Snoopy chasing the Red Baron in his World War I flying gear while atop his Sopwith Camel doghouse. I, of course, deny that he actually gave me the idea, but I admit that he inspired it, for at the time he was very much involved with building plastic models of World War I airplanes." However the idea came about, it created a sensation that spread like wildfire. This classic masterpiece of pure Sixties Americana spotlighting Snoopy as the WWI Pilot in his Sopwith Camel has an image area of 22.5" x 15", and the piece has been matted and framed to an overall size of 29.5" x 22". Aside from some glue staining in the title logo stat, the art is in Excellent condition. The strip was inscribed and signed in its first panel, "To Phil with friendship - Charles Schulz." This strip is reproduced on page 248 of The Complete Peanuts 1965-66, Fantagraphics Books, 2007. From an Important California Collection.

Alternate Artist Spellings: "Charles Schulz", "Schulz, Charles", "Schulz, Charles Monroe"

Shipping: Requires 3rd Party Shipping (the successful bidder is responsible to arrange pick-up, shipping, and insurance through third parties. After the auction ends, the winner notification e-mail will include instructions for selecting a carrier and arranging product release to the selected carrier.)

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Lot: 94204

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