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Wooden Tintin Statue: Can anyone identify it?

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#11 · Posted: 25 Jul 2013 13:18 · Edited by: Moderator

This wood carvings are made in Congo by local craftsman, often very skillful. The BBC covered the origin of these carvings about a year ago. Some of these figures are lovely, others are crude.

Fogive me for saying this, but the comment "someone probably pays people in the third world very little money to produce them, then sells them in the West at a profit as "craft" objects" is somewhat unfair.

If anything, the official plastic merchandising and Tintin film merchandising is likely to be made in developing countries where workers are paid peanuts.



Moderator Note: It's not unfair to say that at all, or rather, there is no reason to suspect that anyone involved in mass importing goods they know to be unauthorized is scrupulous.
On the other hand, there is no reason to assume that any manufacturer which has gone to the bother of gaining a license is anything less than scrupulous in their activities until proven otherwise.

The Tintinologist Team
#12 · Posted: 12 Dec 2014 10:02 · Edited by: Moderator
I would like to have a valuation for this statue. It was bought somewhere in Belgium in the beginning of the 90ies. It's kind of heavy, around 60kg.

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Moderator Note Hi, vozzie, and welcome to our forums. As you will see, your post has been moved to a thread in which figures similar to yours have been discussed.
You will also see that, because it is an unauthorized item, we don't allow linking to images here; it's also not really possible to offer a valuation, but we could say that they are not uncommon, or particularly valuable, I'm afraid.
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