It’s a Bootleg, Charlie Brown! Received from Taiwan

This just in from Pingtung, Taiwan, courtesy of the Snoopy/Peanuts tag on Postcrossing Forum!  Hey, can you spot at least 3 signs that mark this card as an obvious knockoff?  Answers after the message!

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The sender writes (in part):

“I live in a small village in Taiwan.  Taiwan is famous for delicious foods.  My country is known for many kinds of fruits, especially wax apple…”

Okay, have you been playing our game at home?  I asked if you could spot at least 3 signs that mark this card as an obvious knockoff.  Here are my answers:

  1. The copyright line at the bottom: “PEANUT.”  The strip is called “Peanuts.”   How interesting that a knock-off product would slip in copyright lines–and on BOTH sides of the card (see below)!
  2. Who on earth is “M. Schulz?”  Well, at least they didn’t spell the guy’s last name “Schultz.”
  3. The card offers the least-accurate rendition of Snoopy I’ve seen since The Peanuts Movie.

Now look at the back of the card: the stamps apparently fell of in the mail, so I am very glad this made it to me (the sender has messaged me that she used 3 stamps; do you think a collector got to them?).  The colorful images are stickers, an the purple ones are printed on the card.  They look like actual Schulz art, and there we have the United Features copyright line again.

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