1958 Hungerford Peanuts Gang Pal Figures Lucy Charlie Brown Linus Snoopy Sally – $360.95. Find it on eBay (affiliate link).
Peanuts Hungerford dolls are one of the most iconic Peanuts collectibles. Though the characters look very different from the modern representation of the Peanuts characters, they still hold a place in our hearts. Hungerford dolls were one of the first Peanuts products and were produced in the late 1950’s. Their popularity has spurred licensed re-productions by Medicom (affiliate link).
At $360, I could easily see Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally and Snoopy Hungerford dolls selling to the right collector. However, this Peanuts Hungerford doll set has one major issue. The discoloration is TERRIBLE. Anyone will tell you I like a vintage piece with some patina. My house is full of old stuff that I find beautiful despite its many flaws. However, these dolls go well beyond my limits of acceptable aging at this price. The discoloration is a shame because the paint is in great condition on these Peanuts Hungerford dolls. If you know of a way to reverse the discoloration, you’d have some great pieces worth the asking price. Linus is also missing his blanket, which is common, but also a consideration when buying sets like this. Perhaps that could be the one redeeming quality if you could still get that little rare treasure from the deal.
A word to the wise, if you’re buying to resell at any point, make sure to keep your collectibles in tip-top condition. Years of smoking has reduced these wonderful Peanuts characters to near trash, I’m sorry to say. If you wanted to add Schroeder and Pigpen to this set, you’d have a difficult time finding ones that didn’t stand out against the yellowed Snoopy and friends.
On a side note, when making a listing about something you’re not familiar with, don’t annoy your potential customers when you don’t know the facts. “The piano kid” is Schroeder, so do some proper research or just don’t mention it.
How much is a Peanuts Hungerford Dolls worth?
Pricing is tricky on this. If you can forgive the discoloration, I suggest paying a very low price. Would $10 a piece still be too much? You tell me! Personally, I wouldn’t buy them for any price for my collection.