Peanuts Stamp Collection Review
The year 2015 celebrates the 65th anniversary of the Peanuts comic strip created by Charles M. Schulz.
Many stamp collectors who collect stamps, first day covers, limited edition figurines, etc. Recently the Snoopy movie was released in many countries. Charlie Brown and Snoopy fans have started collecting stamps and figurines again. Some postal patrons who buy the stamps might keep a booklet or two as souvenirs.
Year 2015 is the 50th anniversary of the award-winning animated television feature A “Charlie Brown Christmas”. This stamp issue celebrates American popular culture and marks a significant historic event.
There is no doubt that Peanuts characters catch the hearts of many people across generational and national boundaries. A small stamp collection featuring characters from “Peanuts” issued by many countries from around the world.
While Charlie’s dog Snoopy is the most frequently commemorated character, many others have also appeared on postage stamps, including Charlie Brown himself, Woodstock, Patty, Linus, Lucy, Sally, Schroeder, Marcie and Franklin.
Portugal issued six stamps and souvenir sheet Oct. 6, 2000 (Scott 2388-2393) with designs following Snoopy through the process of writing a letter through to its delivery, including driving the mail truck himself. To purchase this Portugal’s limited edition stamp, please click here or cheaper version here.
In 2010, Japan issued a pane of 10 Peanuts Comic Strip stamps (Scott 3206) to promote letter writing. And, in 2014, Japan issued two panes of 10 showing the characters (Scott 3726-3727). The stamps in both issues depict Snoopy and friends writing letters and receiving mail. To purchase this Japanese limited edition stamp, please click here.
To promote tourism, the Cayman Islands in the Caribbean issued six Peanuts Characters stamps and a souvenir sheet of six stamps (Scott 849-854 and 854a) in the shape of a suitcase. The stamps were issued in 2002. Click here to purchase the set. The stamps highlight what the Cayman’s postal service calls “A Fantastic Cayman Vacation.” The stamps show Peanuts characters engaged in fun activities during their vacation on the island: painting, playing at the beach, touring local sites, and playing golf.
In 2001, the U.S. Postal Service issued a 34¢ Snoopy stamp (Scott 3507) showing the famous beagle in his guise as a World War I fighter pilot soaring in his dog house over the Western Front. Three more Peanuts characters — Charlie Brown, Lucy and Linus — appeared on the header of the pane of 20, and the title honored Peanuts author and artist Schulz.
In 2001, Gibraltar issued a set of five Peanuts Christmas stamps and a souvenir sheet (Scott 890-894 and 894a). Just one click away to get your Gibraltar stamp set here.
In 2003, Gibraltar followed this up with another Peanuts Christmas souvenir sheet (Scott 959). The characters are shown caroling around a Christmas tree on the £1 stamp in the sheet, and the selvage includes snowflakes and “Joy to the World.”
In 2010, the Netherlands issued a nondenominated (€0.34) personalized stamp (Scott 1377) with a generic design showing Snoopy ice skating amid snow flurries, while dressed in a red stocking cap. The stamp could be personalized with a design of the customer’s choice for an additional fee. As a December stamp, it could be used for payment in full on holiday mail in the month of December and early January. After the 12th day of Christmas (Jan. 6, 2011), an additional €0.10 fee would be required to meet the first-class letter rate.
There are three personalized stamps. They include a 2005 Australian pane of 20, a 2006 Hong Kong stamp, and a 2006 pane of Chinese self-adhesive stamps.
On this issues, Snoopy and the Peanuts characters did not appear on the actual stamps, but they are shown on labels and in the selvage. The pane from China includes 10 labels showing Snoopy. Lucy and Woodstock also are pictured. As usual, it comes with the China Red colour, last piece for sale here.
Hong Kong issued a special collector’s box that contains a sheet of personalized Snoopy stamps, and four souvenirs consisting of small figurines and key chains depicting Snoopy and a Hong Kong Post mailbox and mail truck. The box can be collected here.
In November, 2015, Singapore post office issued a Peanuts movie stamp collection folder in conjunction with the movie release. The post office only issued 1000 sets, with half of them sold out on the 1st day. Charlie Brown Cafe Singapore is authorised to sell on behalf of Singpost. Stamp collectors and Peanuts fans can buy this limited edition stamp folder here.
In addition to regular postage stamps and personalized stamps portraying Snoopy and other Peanuts characters, there are many other collectibles, such as figurines of the Peanuts Gang Characters, especially Snoopy. Feel free to browse them here.