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    A Charlie Brown Valentine Production Background Group (Bill Melendez, 2002). Trio of beautiful hand-painted watercolor production backgrounds from the hand of Dean Spille. These were used in 2002's A Charlie Brown Valentine which aired on February 14th, 2002. This was the first special to premier on ABC and was the first new special to air after the passing of Charles Schulz in 2000. The first and largest of the group is a 22" x 10" pan background of the school outside wall showing the valentine poster announcing the Valentine's Dance. It is marked SC33 Bg 33.
    Also in this lot are two additional 12 field backgrounds from the same show. Both are of the outside playground area outside the school and both are marked with the show's title on the bottom border and both are signed by Dean Spille on the back. One is also marked SC 39 BG 39 and shows a fence and bench. The other is designated SC 32 BG 32 and features a drinking fountain, tetherball, and trash can. All are in Fine condition.

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    July, 2014
    1st-2nd Tuesday-Wednesday
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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