How should I go about selling an original Peanuts comic strip?
September 12, 2016 10:21 AM   Subscribe

I was given a signed original pen-and-ink Peanuts cartoon by Charles Schultz over 40 years ago. It features Lucy and Snoopy atop his dog house. It is a weekday strip, so it is not in color. It is copyrighted 1974 by United Features Syndicate. I would like to sell it, but I am unsure where the best market is and how best to sell it. I would welcome suggestions.
posted by A. Davey to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Couldn't hurt to contact these folks.

They're in the business of selling such things, e.g.

Hope that helps get you started.
posted by MrJM at 10:49 AM on September 12, 2016 [2 favorites]

Have you had it appraised? You might start there, since how much it's worth will inform how to sell it. I know original strip artwork can run into the tens of thousands potentially. There's a list of appraisers at the Schulz Museum website. Then MrJM's suggestion is probably the way to go.
posted by Huck500 at 11:00 AM on September 12, 2016 [3 favorites]

MrJM has the right answer here. This is a job for a professional specializing in the field. won't give you prices unless you subscribe, but it will serve as a great guide to other auction houses that have handled Schultz pieces recently. It also looks like this guy specializes in Schulz and actively solicits for lots to sell.

on preview: Huck500's list of appraisers would be an important first step.
posted by anastasiav at 11:04 AM on September 12, 2016

The schulz museum sells original drawings in their gift shop.
posted by brujita at 11:52 AM on September 12, 2016

Just for info here are some eBay listings filtered for completed sales of Charles Schultz signed comic strips. It would take more research to validate these sales and more digging to find similar sales.
posted by X4ster at 5:02 PM on September 12, 2016

CHris Beetles in London deals in this sort of thing. Swann Gallery in New York.

Then there's this place for some suggestions
posted by BWA at 7:25 PM on September 12, 2016

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