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In this issue:
*PEANUTS 2000 CORRECTED EDITION
*FREE SHIPPING FOR EARLY HOLIDAY ORDERS
*THE ORIGINAL YAGMCB ON CD
*A PEANUTS BOOK WE CAN’T SELL
*SNOOPY SNO-CONE MAKER AND LIFE JACKET
PEANUTS 2000 CORRECTED EDITION
As we warned you before PEANUTS 2000 was released, the first printing did not reprint the final daily or the final Sunday strip, despite claiming on the cover to have the farewell strip. However, the second printing is now out, and it does include the final Sunday. (It doesn’t include the final daily, but the final Sunday had the same text as the daily, and included the recycled art that was included in the Sunday as well.) This new printing has now been out long enough that there shouldn’t be any more first printings laying around the warehouse. If you were waiting for the corrected edition to come out before ordering your copy, now’s the time! Head on over to http://AAUGH.com — there’s a link for the book on the front page of the site!
FREE SHIPPING FOR EARLY HOLIDAY ORDERS
No, Christmas is not all about the presents. Nor is Hannukah, for that matter. (Boxing Day actually is all about the presents, and you have to admire its purity in that.) Still, presents are part of the fun of the holiday season, and most of us are starting to get into the shopping mood.
For those of you who are planning early, we have a little incentive: if you place an order totalling at least $100 before November 22nd (that’s Wednesday), and have it shipped to a single U.S. location (such as your house), you get free shipping!
But what if you don’t need $100 worth of Peanuts stuff? (And why not? I’d think that copies of A Charlie Brown Christmas: The Making Of A Tradition would be a great gift for existing Peanuts fans, while copies of A Peanuts Treasury make a great and cheap gift for those who aren’t already fans.) Well, worry not! As you may know, orders from the AAUGH.com catalog are processed by Amazon. Go to AAUGH.com, click through on the Peanuts items you want, add them to your shopping basket, then continue your shopping on the Amazon.com site. You can order videos, toys, CDs, electronics…
they all count to the $100!
THE ORIGINAL YAGMCB ON CD
We’ve offered a CD of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown on the site for a while — but that’s a recording using the cast from the recent Broadway revival of the show. If you grew up listening to the original cast recording with such fine artists as Gary "Radar O’Reilly" Burghoff, it just doesn’t sound right!
Well, the original cast recording is FINALLY on CD. Oh, it doesn’t have the song "Glee Club Rehearsal" (which wasn’t on the old vinyl recording, either), but it does have some great bonus tracks. When the idea of a Peanuts musical was first being pitched to Schulz, composer Clark Gestner recorded some of the songs from the show as demos. This CD has four bonus tracks of those demos!
This CD is listed on the front page of http://AAUGH.com (and if you like the music to You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, click the Music link…
by the entries for the YAGMCB recordings, you’ll find a link for a CD of Clark Gesnter’s non-Peanuts songs!)
A PEANUTS BOOK WE CAN’T SELL
AAUGH.com works hard to offer every Peanuts book that is released to the bookstore channels. Unfortunately, that’s not quite the same as every Peanuts book; from time to time, there are books that are only available outside of the bookstore market. This is one of those times.
THE JOY OF A PEANUTS CHRISTMAS is a nice little book. Its 120 pages collects 95 Christmas-themed Peanuts strips from as far back as 1951. The reproduction quality is good, and the Sundays are in color. I really wish I could offer this one, but it’s only available through Hallmark stores.
The good news is the price is cheap: $6 is a real bargain for a hardcover with a dust jacket and color on the interiors, and you can even get one for free with the purchase of three greeting cards. The bad news is that you may have a hard time finding one; they reached stores last weekend, and apparently some stores were out of them before the weekend was over. You can find the address of your local Hallmark store using their store locator:
Because of the scarcity of the books (although there are stores that still have them), I suggest calling ahead and checking before you head out to the store. (And hey, if you’re the hyper-obsessive collector that I am, check out the book rack at the store. Hallmark has their own versions of a few of those little square Harper-Collins Peanuts gift hardbacks. For example, I found a paperback version of Happy Birthday And One To Glow On, and a tall version of Love Isn’t Easy.)
SNOOPY SNO-CONE MAKER AND LIFE JACKET
If you go to AAUGH.com and click on the Toys link, you’ll see that we have the fabled Snoopy Sno-Cone Maker available once again. You’ll also see that we have a Snoopy Flotation Vest (what we used to call a Life Jacket), which has a rather sharp-looking Snoopy design on it. The vest is available in a kid-size only, alas…
Well, that brings us to the end of another newsletter. As always, I welcome your questions, suggestions, comments, compliments, and slices of pumpkin pie!
–Nat Gertler proprietor http://AAUGH.com