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    Sale 2337 | Lot 199
    Price Realized: $13,750With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2337 Lot 199

      Peanuts. Original 4 panel comic strip. Pen and ink and pencil on card; United Feature Syndicate pastedown on third panel. 160x705 mm; 6 1/2x27 3/4 inches. Signed "Schulz" in last panel and dated "6-2" with additional penciled date below. June 2, 1956. Not examined out of frame.

      Estimate $6,000 - 9,000

      Warmly inscribed in second panel margin: "For Freya with / sincere best wishes - / Charles M. Schulz." Freya Hulmer was a longtime California schoolteacher who befriended Schulz when she began taking "her daughter to ice skating practice at Charles M. Schulz's Redwood Empire Ice Arena in Santa Rosa ... she graded homework and assignments and had occasional coffee and conversations with Schulz himself, with the late cartoonist picking her brain for insight into her young students" (The Press Democrat, Sunday, June 15, 2008). Published in the Complete Peanuts, Volume 3, 1955-56 (Fantagraphics, 2005).

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $13,750