Hallmark haul

As promised, I went to the local Hallmark shop, and found… no knowledge of the Peanuts sale. No signage. Talked to someone who appeared to be the manager, and she was unaware of such a sale. So I mentioned that it was on Hallmark’s website, and she went into her office and did the research, and came back to let me know that indeed, there is a sale. It didn’t apply to ornaments (which is fine, I’m not an ornament guy) or greeting cards (I’m only somewhat of a greeting card guy), and she tried to steer me to the Peanuts statuary section to show me all that was on sale… but I explained that I am solely a book guy. And I grabbed the book that I came there for, the 50th anniversary edition of The Great Pumpkin (priced at $10, give or take a few cents)…

…and two more books that I hadn’t even known about, ones that aren’t on the Hallmark website (yet.) At $20 apiece. So saving money ended up costing me a lot more than expected!

More on those two books over the next couple of days.

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I’m to blame for Schulz forgeries!

EBay is, unsurprisingly, awash in fraud. It gets pulled in many ways, including knock-off items and forgeries. Cartoonist Terry Beatty (currently of the “Rex Morgan” newspaper strip) has been doing a good job of highlighting tracings and fakes being passed off as original drawings by famous cartoonists – and given …

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Big Books from the big box store

From time to time, I get questions about how to buy The Big Book of Peanuts series, and they tend to be tough to answer. I understand why people would want these books, as each of them has a whole decade of the Peanuts daily strip (no Sundays.) While there are …

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Hot Wheels hot deals

I’m used to Hot Wheels charging several bucks apiece for licensed character cars, so when I saw this series of six Peanuts cars for $1 at my local Ralphs grocery store (with membership card, natch), I scarfed them up without pausing to think “do I really need Hot Wheels cars?” …