I’m not a Peanuts collector, I’m a Peanuts book collector. The difference is important, because there are far too many Peanuts things out there for me to be a general collector. I haven’t the money, the space, or frankly the inclination to be chasing after Christmas ornaments, toothbrush holders, or every other Joe Cool-bedecked gewgaw. Oh, I do accumulate a few things – I certainly have some Snoopyware for appropriate occasions – but it’s not a goal. However, I am willing to grab up book-related items under the header of the AAUGH.com Reference Library, and the button you see pictured here qualifies. I like it sentiment. It was presumably made for book retailers, but I cannot pinpoint the year for it. Holt, Rinehart & Winston published Peanuts books throughout their entire existence, from 1960 (when they absorbed Rinehart & Co.) to 1986 (when they were bought out, and the Peanuts rights ended up with the spun-off Henry Holt & Company.)
And since three posts in a row have mentioned Charlie Brown’s All-Stars, let’s go for a four-bagger! It turns out that ABC is not airing Charlie Brown’s All-Stars on Tuesday. No, if you watch their TV ads, you’ll find that they’re showing Charlie Brown’s All Stars, no hyphen. And if you read ABC’s website, you’ll find they’re showing Charlie Brown All Stars, no apostrophe-s. I suspect if I keep searching, I’ll eventually find that they’re showing just Charlie B!