Like most people, every morning, I read the newspaper as I sip my cup of coffee. And even after all these years, I still count on the page with the comic section to begin my day with a smile. One comic that I look forward to reading is definitely Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts. The comic strip with the cute dog Snoopy as is its protagonist is a favorite with many. If you, too, are a fan of Peanuts, you will know that Snoopy turns 60 this year. The celebrations to mark the 60th birthday of this famous comic character began last year itself and are still on in full swing. The latest birthday greetings for Snoopy have come from Hong Kong-based jeweler TSL. To mark Snoopy’s 60th birthday, the jeweler has created an exquisite diamond-studded reproduction of Snoopy. The bespoke sculpture of the Beagle that accompanies Charlie Brown in the comic strip is encrusted with 9,917 white diamonds, 783 rubies, and 415 black diamonds, weighing 207 carats in totality. The bejeweled Snoopy stands 14cm tall and attracts the attention of one and all.
Flaunting a cool $427,000 price tag, the bejeweled Snoopy sculpture awaits a buyer.