1968 Vintage “He’s your dog, Charlie Brown!” Written by Charles Schulz 1st ed – $75. Find it on eBay (affiliate links).
In the book collecting world, everyone wants first editions. They’re desirable on the Peanuts market, too. There is one exception! Peanuts books from The World Publishing Company will always say first edition. The World Publishing Company created hard-cover storybooks from Peanuts animated specials adaptations. Either The World Publishing Company made lots of them to flood the market for all time, or they just never updated the printing plates. What? How can that be? These are inexpensive kids books, not great novels or timeless literature that people took seriously at the time. The publisher probably was more interested in fulfilling orders than adhering to publishing standards. It happens, unfortunately.
How much are Peanuts Books by The World Publishing Company worth?
When collecting Peanuts Books by The World Publishing Company, oddities and condition is where the money is at. Pristine copies with no writing, crayon, gum, etc. in them are always desirable. Plus, there are a few oddities like taller copies, paperbacks and box sets. Plus, fan favorite specials will always be more desirable than the less known animated special books. I would expect to pay around $8-12 for a Very good to mint condition “He’s your dog, Charlie Brown”, with no writing!