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Valuation: "Flight 174" (1968 ) Signed 1st ed.

#1 · Posted: 11 Sep 2005 16:19
I have a UK 1968 first edition hardback 'The Adventure Of Tintin Flight 714'in excellent condition. It is signed by Herge. Published by Methuen. What is it worth? Thanks. Dave.
#2 · Posted: 12 Sep 2005 08:33 · Edited by: jock123
Have you a provenance for it - a history of when and where it was signed? Bernard Tordeur of the Fondation once said he has never been shown a genuine signed copy of a book when given one to authenticate, so there are obviously a lot of forgeries out there, and the better you can show authenticity, the more valuable it would be…
#3 · Posted: 13 Sep 2005 15:51
Hi Jock123
Thanks for the tip. I have just put the book on ebay UK if anyone is interested - will start at 9pm today. It has full details and as much proof of provenance as the owner can provide. Please note I would like to downgrade my 'excellent condition' to only good condition. Pictures on ebay.

The Poet Zloty
#4 · Posted: 14 Sep 2005 13:59
Interesting. I reckon that Herge definitely was over here in England at the time of the Launch of Flight 714, signing stuff. I have a promotional folder for the book, which includes a press release and - one of the gems of my collection - a BW photo of Herge, signed by the great man himself - the ink has faded rather - but I'm still somewhat proud of it. I paid just £7 for it, believe it or not...


#5 · Posted: 14 Sep 2005 17:37
£7!! That's quite a bargain; things like that could easily shoot up in value, and when antiques become older, they can command higher selling prices.

Anyway, why sell something like a signed 1st ed. of Flight 714 unless you're trying to make some extra money? It's really special!

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