Most Common Questions
How do I buy this item with no price listed? The item is part of our personal collection and not for sale. Please visit our For Sale section.
Where do I find an item not listed on your site for sale? Vintage items and items no longer being manufactured can be difficult to find. Due to overwhelming demand, I am not able to track down items on an individual basis. I suggest either posting on our Facebook page or consulting our Buying Snoopy Stuff FAQ.
What is the value of this item? Due to overwhelming demand, we are no longer giving individual appraisals. You are invited to submit your item for a weekly appraisal feature on this website. Please send a photo and any related info or story behind the item to email@example.com to be considered. You can also consult a Peanuts Collector guide book. Please note, eBay does not give a reliable measure of the value or rarity of an item.
Will you buy my collection/item? Please visit our Selling Your Snoopy Stuff FAQ for our policies and requirements on buying items.
Please visit our Shopping Cart page for information on the ordering process.
What is the price of this item?
If there is no price, it’s part of my personal collection and not for sale.
How many of a single product can I order?
This site contains collectibles that I’ve accumulated over the years. Very rarely will I have more than one of an item. However, some I items I do have many of. Order as many as you like, but I cannot promise that amount.
Can I get more photos of a product?
Yes, just e-mail Caren at firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the product(s) you would like more pictures of.
Are the Snoopy Grams edible? Is this toy safe for my baby or pet?
No, please do not eat any of the collectibles. I will not be held responsible for any damages that occur from eating the collectibles, using the collectible for eating from, making food with the collectible, chewing on the collectible or ingesting the collectible. In-package baby & dog toys should be safe, but you use them at your own risk and under adult supervision. Non-packaged baby and dog toys were aquired as is and I therefore have no idea where they’ve been. If you choose to use them, I suggest throughly cleaning them before use, but I still take no responsiblity for the collectibles used in this manner.
What happened to the _______ product section?
Either everything in that section was sold, or there was only one item left and was moved to Miscellaneous or another obvious general category.
How much is this Peanuts item I have worth? Will you buy it from me?
Please visit our Selling Your Snoopy Stuff FAQ for our policies and requirements on buying items.
What kind of environment are the collectibles kept in?
All items are kept in a dry, dark, smoke-free environment at the back of my closet. Therefore they will not fade, mold, or smell. Any damage occuring from these conditions are described on the product page.
Will you list my item(s) on your website?
Yes, for a small, one-time fee. E-mail Caren at email@example.com for more details.
Can I use your photos on my site?
Please refer to our Image Use page for more information on copyrights and image usage.
MIB – Mint in Box – Product is in Mint condition and includes original box
IB – In Box – Product is not in Mint condition, but includes original box
MIP – Mint in Package – Product is in original packaging.
MOC – Mint on Card – Product is on its original card.
MINT – Product is in new condition. May show some minor handling signs, but nothing to detract from value
EXCELLENT – has some wear or signs of use, but nothing major
VERY GOOD – shows evidence of wear clearly, but still a nice looking piece
GOOD – obvious wear from time and handling. Good as a filler piece, or the less picky collector
FAIR – cracks, chips, folds or bends detract from the value and the display quality
POOR – good for spare parts, restoration, or everyday usage. A noncollectable piece
Using the Shopping Cart
How do I use this cart?
Use the left side navigation bar to find what you’re looking for. Click on the “Add to Cart” button to buy that product. From the shopping cart, you can either A.) Continue shopping by using the browers back button or the right navigation bar, or B.) Proceed to the “Checkout” by hitting the Checkout button at the bottom of the Shopping Cart page. At the checkout, you can fill out the form and then hit the “Submit Order” button at the bottom of the page. Your order will be sent and you should receive an e-mail within 24 hours.
It’s been 24 hours. Why haven’t I received an e-mail?
There is a staff of one here at this website. Please be patient. As the staff is completely addicted to all things computers, especially e-mail, she probably has a real good reason for not responding. If the staff is on extended leave in her MINI Cooper in Texas, then there should be a message on the home page regarding this.
Why doesn’t it add something to the cart when I push the button?
What do I do if the cart STILL doesn’t work on my computer?
The old-fashioned alternative is to just send me the name of the collectibles you would like to Caren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is my shopping cart data and contact information being sent over a secure connection?
Yes. Paypal is responsible for handling your data securely.
Before buying an expensive item, it’s always a good item to know what it is worth. A good place to start are collector’s books. Click here for a listing of Peanuts Collectors Books.
It is also a good idea not to run out and buy collectibles without knowing what’s common. Examples of items you’ll see at EVERY flea market, antique mall, etc: Snoopy on a doghouse Chex banks, Camp Snoopy Glasses, Fawcett Crest books. Just because they’re common, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy them, just buy them at a reasonable price.
Finding Peanuts Collectibles
If you want it, and it isn’t at http://www.collectpeanuts.com, where should you look? Amazon and other places on the web may have that specific collectible you’re looking for. For that memorable and unique experience, it always helps to get out and find the collectibles yourself. Antique stores, flea markets, garage sales and resale shops always hold many treasures. Sometimes the best and rarest collectibles can be found, with no shipping charges! To buy collectibles from fellow Peanuts enthusiasts, you can attend the Midwest Snoopy Swap Meet. For more info, visit http://www.midwestsnoopyswap.com/.
Getting a Bargain
When I first see a collectible I may want to purchase, I don’t look at the price. First, I decide how much I would want to pay for the item. Then, I look at the price. If it’s within the acceptable range, I purchase it. If not, it’s time to talk to the seller.
Don’t be afraid of asking for a discount. Antique stores will sometimes give discounts for items over $10. If the price isn’t already a bargin at flea market or garage sale, consider talking to the vendor/owner. Suggest a price a little lower than you want to pay, but don’t be too unreasonable. Let the vendor talk you up to your price. If you’re buying multiple items, a vendor will be more interested in making a deal with you.
Comics and Books
If you’re looking for a specific comic and want the book it is published in, visit http://www.aaugh.com/guide/. There you’ll find all the info on books and finding specific comics you need.
Peanuts Copyright Dates
Peanuts items all have copyright dates of the year the characters were first in publication printed on them. Charlie Brown was first published in 1950, therefore everything with Charlie Brown on it will have that copyright date. The same goes for the other characters: 1952-Lucy, 1958-Snoopy, etc. Snoopy has multiple copyright dates, since he has multiple “personalities” that all require different dates.
Items before 1994 will have the first publication copyright date on them. If the item has no date, but is PEANUTS UFS (United Feature Syndicate) copyrighted, then the item is from after 1994.
Don’t let a dealer try and sell you something “old” just because of a copyright date.
Peanuts Collecting Advice
Specialize. There are tons of collectibles out there – do you really want to own everything ever made with the Peanuts gang on it? Probably not. I suggest stick with one character: Snoopy, Woodstock, Pigpen, etc. Collect only a certain type of product: Avon bottles, books, Stuffed Animals, etc. Not only does it narrow your search, but it will save you money for the extra special collectible you just happen across.
Charles M. Schulz’s passing and the Cost of Collectibles
The passing of Charles M. Schulz, I feel, has not raised the prices of the run of the mill collectibles. There are still the same amount of collectibles out there plus all the extra being mass produced at the moment. The only area that this now effected is Charles M. Schulz originals or signed pieces. You can’t get any more and they’re all unique making them more valuable to collectors.
How much is the final Peanuts strip from a newspaper worth?
Since Peanuts was a widely loved institution, a lot of people saved the final strip. It’s value is sentimental more than monetary. Treasure it!
About the Author and Peanuts
I started reading my Dad’s old Peanuts books when I was a kid. Every Sunday, I would read “Peanuts every Sunday”. When I was about 10, I bought a Yellow lunchbox in an Antique store for $10. That same lunchbox fifteen years later is worth about $60.
Have your own collecting tip? Send it to email@example.com.
Please visit our Selling Your Snoopy Stuff page for information how to sell Peanuts Collectibles.
Other Web Questions
How can I support this site?
Please take a moment to shop at our Affliate Partners to support our site. This site offers collecting advice, appraisals and entertainment all for free. A percentage of the sale goes to keep this site running. Any product you purchase qualifies for this program, even non-Peanuts items.Thank you!