Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Ford Falcon TV Commercial Charlie Brown and Linus Layout Drawings Group of 2 (Playhouse Pictures, 1959/61). "Is it alright if we come to the party?" asks Charlie Brown after he and the Peanuts gang walk into a Ford Falcon Showroom. The narrator replies, "Yes! Welcome to the first birthday for the Ford Falcon! One year better!" You can currently find this spot on YouTube. Here is a rare 12 field hand-drawn layout drawing of Charlie Brown and seven of the Peanuts characters (including Snoopy, Schroeder, Lucy, Linus, and Violet), with extensive ink and paint notes which say, "Use White Card BG Scene 1." This is a piece of history, as the very first animation for Charlie Brown and the Peanuts characters was for Ford Falcon spots. A second 12 field piece is a graphite, ink, and marker layout drawing of Charlie Brown and Linus walking, taken from another early Ford Falcon spot marked "Springtime." The hand-inking has a great amount of strip-like detail, with nice use of color. Two important pieces of early Peanuts animation in this lot! Minor handling, tape, border tears. Fair to Good condition overall; main body of drawing is Fine.

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    19th Monday
    Auction Dates
    8th Saturday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    26 Days
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: N/A
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 55
    Auction Type
    Signature®:  Heritage Live®:After Internet bidding closes, live bidding will take place through Your secret maximum bid placed prior to the live event will compete against the live bids. To maximize your chances of winning, enter realistic secret maximum bids on our site. Many of our proxy bidders are successful at winning lots in these auctions, and usually below their secret maximum. You can also place last minute bids directly with us by e-mailing or calling 1-866-835-3243. (Important note: Due to software and Internet latency, live bids may not register in time, so enter realistic proxy bids.)

    Signature® Floor Sessions
    Proxy bidding ends ten minutes prior to the session start time. Live Proxy bidding on Heritage Live starts 24 hours before the live session begins and continues through the session. During the live auction event, bidding in person is encouraged, and Heritage Live includes streaming audio and often video during the event.

    Track Item