I bought a 1969 edition of the Sears, Roebuck &
Co.'s Christmas Wish Book on eBay. It was the year I turned 11 years old, and was also the year of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Remembering
how I eagerly awaited those pages filled with advertisements for model airplanes, boats, guns, Erector sets, and countless other things, I figured
it might be nice to look through one again. Here is the 1969 Montgomery Ward
, too. Enjoy!
Here on page 541 of the Sears 1969 Christmas Wish Book
is a wide selection of Peanuts paraphernalia, including books, calendars, ribbons, coloring books, hand bags, and Snoopy the Astronaut dolls.
If you look for the authentic Astronaut Snoopy dolls (item #4 in the photo) today on eBay, you'll find that they regularly sell for $250 or
I've been a big Peanuts fan for all my life (more than 50 years, sigh), and I have a few collectibles, but nothing worth much - a few old
comic strip books, and some glasses/mugs. I have all the fairly recent biographies on Charles Schulz, which provide an interesting insight into
his childhood, WWII Army years, and career path from working as an art instructor up to his final years drawing Peanuts. Feel free to
send me anything you have and no longer need - I'll post photos of them on the website ;-)
Use the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' inflation calculator to see
what items cost in today's dollars. That $3.77, Snoopy the Astronaut would cost $22.62 in 2011 money, but that is exactly the model that goes
for $250+ on eBay.
Peanuts - Astronaut Snoopy Doll
Since I now have a few different pages with Peanuts paraphernalia, this list is provided to enable finding all of them.
- My issues of The Saturday Evening Post
- My Peanuts Memorabilia Collection
Wind-Up Alarm Clock Restoration
- Saturday Evening Post "Li'l Folks"
Comics by Charles Schulz
- First TV Airing of "A Charlie Brown Christmas," 1965
- Peanuts Toys - Featuring Snoopy the
Astronaut, 1969 Sears Christmas Wish Book
Posted February 20, 2011