FAQs About the Collection

Access, Rights and Reproductions


For more details about the Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center collections, including collections overviews and select images available online, visit The Collection.

For information about accessing the Research Center, requesting images for publications and productions and to learn about additional resources, visit the Research Center page.

For copyright information and permission to use Peanuts characters and comic strip reproductions, please contact Peanuts Worldwide.

To view Peanuts comic strips and to order high-resolution copies of Peanuts comic strips visit Go Comics.

 

Donations


The Charles M. Schulz Museum actively collects items related to Charles M. Schulz’s life, art, and career including original cartoon strips, artwork, photographs, letters, as well as Peanuts-themed toys and games.

The Museum follows a specific collection policy and is unable to accept all gifts without prior staff review. If you feel you have a potential donation for the Charles M. Schulz Museum please contact us at (707) 579-4452 before sending or dropping off items, or fill out our Collection Donations Form.

The Charles M. Schulz Museum would like to know about your original Peanuts cartoon strip or other original artwork by Charles M. Schulz. If you are a lucky owner or collector of Schulz-related material, please contact us at (707) 579-4452.

 

Appraisal Policy


The Charles M. Schulz Museum staff does not authenticate or appraise the art work of Charles M. Schulz. As a buyer of any unauthenticated art, you are responsible for determining for yourself the value the work brings to your life, knowing that it has no assigned monetary value and that you may or may not have an original. Appraisals for materials offered as gifts-in-kind are prohibited because the Internal Revenue Service regards the Charles M. Schulz Museum as an interested party to such contributions. If you wish to obtain an independent appraisal for your piece, please contact one of the organizations listed below for information on how to find a certified appraiser near you.

An appraisal is not necessary for gifts-in-kind valued at less than $5,000 by the donor. Additional information on appraisals and qualified appraisers is included in Internal Revenue Service Form 8283, which must be filed by persons claiming the donation of a gift-in-kind valued at more than $500.

An Authentication Committee has been established by Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates to respond to
inquiries as to Peanuts art work or the original art of Charles M. Schulz. Contact the Committee at authentication@flyingace.net.

 

List of Appraisers


The following organizations may be able to direct you to a qualified appraiser near you.

American Society of Appraisers
555 Herndon Parkway, Suite 125
Herndon, VA 20170
phone (703) 478-2228 | fax (703) 742-8471
www.appraisers.org

Appraisers Association of America
386 Park Avenue South, Suite 2000
New York, NY 10016
phone (212) 889-5404 | fax (212) 889-5503
aaal@rcn.com

www.appraisersassoc.org

International Society of Appraisers
Riverview Plaza Office Park
16040 Christensen Road, Suite 102
Seattle, WA 98188-2965
phone (206) 241-0359 | fax (206) 241-0436
isahq@isa-appraisers.org

www.isa-appraisers.org