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Sunday, 3 June 2012

Tintin cover fetches record-breaking 1.3m euros

tintin cover fetches record-breaking 1.3m euros
A rare 1932 cover drawing of a Tintin comic book has fetched a record 1.3m euros (£1m; $1.6m) at auction in Paris. The Tintin in America cover, hand-drawn by Belgian writer and illustrator Herge, broke the record - set by the same item in 2008, when it sold for 764,000 euros.
It shows the young adventurer Tintin, dressed as a cowboy and sitting with his dog, Snowy, as axe-wielding American Indians creep up on them.

It was bought by a private collector.
The Indian ink and gouache drawing work is one of only five remaining such works by Herge - real name Georges Remi - who died in 1983. Only two of those are in private hands.Tintin memorabilia, reportedly including draft sketches of Tintin and a copy of Explorers on the Moon, signed by the first men to walk on the Moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, and fellow astronaut Michael Collins.

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