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1. Where can I find a vintage Peanuts collectible? There are a million corners of the world and the web to look into. The quickest way is obviously online. Let’s start there…
- eBay.com – The largest online marketplace is the best place to start your search. You can also save searches and it will email you when a new search results.
- Replacements.com – This site specializes in dinnerware mostly, but they also have a lot of collectibles such as Schmid plates and bells, Lenox collectibles, Lunt ornament, etc.
- Etsy.com – This site allows sellers to list their handmade goods and vintage collectibles. They have a good reputation and a nice selection of items.
- Your favorite Search Engine – There are a lot of sites out there that sell things. Spend sometime looking and maybe you’ll find it.
- More places – Check out our FAQ on where to sell items to get more ideas on where to buy items.
- Antique Stores – To get the most selection, try an antique mall. Once you learn which malls have the best selection for collectibles, visit every so often to see if new items have arrived.
- Thrift Stores – Your local re-sale or charity shops might have bargain collectibles for your collection or to trade. Use thethriftshopper.com to find stores near you.
- Flea Markets – A mix between a rummage sale and an antique mall, flea markets can yield antique store goods at slightly lower prices. Flea markets can be indoors or outdoors, so dress appropriately. I suggest looking for flea markets that are more antique and collectible focused.
- Estate Sales – I use Estatesales.net for email updates on local estate sales near me. Estate Sales are entire households for sale and run by a company.
- Rummage, Yard & Garage Sales – Keep an eye on the newspaper or Craigslist.com for rummage sales that might contain older goods or kids toys.
- Collectors Shows and Swap Meets – Check your area for collectible/character/toy specific shows or find a local Peanuts Collector swap meet. Join the Peanuts Collector Club for more info on swap meets.
- Collectors and Dealers – Make a new friend, they may just happen to have your item or find one along the way.
2. Where can I buy a new Peanuts collectible? Check out our Peanuts on the Internet page to find online retailers.
3. How much should I pay? I suggest investing in a Collector’s Guide if you plan on buying multiple items. If you’re buying just one item, do research on similar items on the internet to get a good idea of the current market for your item. There are also many articles available in our Collecting 101 series that may help you.
Our final word: This may not be an easy task to find the item you’re looking for (especially if it’s vintage). Keep at it and Good Luck!