Meet Lisa Ridey: Inside the Collection
Time to snoop around a massive Snoopy collection!
Oct. 18, 2020
It's time for Collector's Call… international! Lisa Ridey has loved Snoopy she was eight years old. At age 13, she traveled to Hong Kong from her home in Australia and got her first Snoopy plush — which, despite the numerous nose jobs she’s had to give him — she still has.
Since then, it's been non-stop Snoopy collecting for Lisa and her husband Marc, who've globe-trotted across the world picking up some of her 15,000-plus Snoopy collectibles.
Kate, a certified appraiser and Peanuts enthusiast herself, has put a value on Lisa's huge collection. Let's take a closer look!
1. Snoopy Wedding Ring
This is what we call true love. Marc had a Peanuts wedding ring made for Lisa, setting a diamond collar on a gold Snoopy ring.
2. Snoopy Wedding Ring in Case
Marc paid a few hundred dollars for the wedding ring, but it is clearly priceless in sentimental value.
3. Gold Snoopy & Woodstock Figures
You would have to have these custom made. Thus, despite a dent on the back of Snoopy's head, the golden Hong Kong-made figurines are worth about $2,000.
4. Joe Cool with Swarovski Crystals
Lisa picked up this limited "bling-bling" Snoopy statue at the Mitsukoshi department store in Japan. Covered in crystals, it's worth around $2,800.
5. Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine
One of the most coveted toys for any kid who grew up in the '70s or '80s, this Sno-Cone machine even has the original flavor packet! You can get one for about $75, if you are still dreaming.
6. Charles Schulz Autograph
Lisa met the man who started it all, visiting his office. He signed this Peanuts collection for his avid fan. It's valued at $200.
7. Snoopy LeSportSac Backpack
Lisa picked this up on her travels in the United States. It's worth about $275 now, about three times what she paid for it!
8. Five-foot Snoopy Plush
Now this is a mammoth Snoopy! Lisa and Marc purchased it in America — and had to fit it onto an airplane, which took a lot of squishing and tape.
9. Ceramic Peanuts Sculptures
From the soft and huggable to the fragile, Lisa's collection holds a whopping 15,384 items!
10. Snoopy Mailbox
Her collection is not just contained to the interior of her house! She has a Snoopy mailbox, Snoopy car and a Snoopy on her home!
11. Assorted Snoopy Figures
Lisa keeps a detailed database of her collection. Every single item is numbered, and a spreadsheet tracks when she procured the item and for how much!