Back in 1992, a new Peanuts Christmas special was released on video. “It’s Christmas Time Again, Charlie Brown” was available on video tape only at Shell Gas Stations for just $4.99 with an eight gallon fill-up. This hat would have been worn by gas station attendants to promote the video and can be yours for just $26. Find out where I found this vintage promo on our Patreon post.
What I Love – Promotional materials are a tricky thing to collect. You either need to be a sweet talker who can get anyone to save you the rare bits that aren’t sold, have lots of patience, or lots of money. Here’s a perfect example of patience, and thankfully, NOT lots of money.
The other interesting thing about promotional materials are sometimes you don’t know what’s out there. I didn’t know this Snoopy Shell Gas Station Hat existed. Perhaps it was something that was never actually used in stores. Maybe they were all supposed to be destroyed. Perhaps white hats just didn’t look good after a couple months at a gas station and were thrown away. It’s also possible that I’ve never seen this hat because I haven’t been looking for Shell gas station collectibles. Now I’ve bought one and the world will know it’s out there.
Explore more Peanuts Shell Promos in our online collection.