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For sale: late 1940s black and white Tintin books

#1 · Posted: 23 Dec 2017 01:35
I'm new to this forum. I'm based in Perth, Australia.
I have a collection of old Tintin books, some of which date back to the late 1940s. These old ones are in black and white, including a number of coloured full plate pictures. The oldest ones don't have any date reference.
The list is itemised below.
I would greatly appreciate any advice on their value and who might be interested in buying them.

1. Tintin in Tibet - 1970. SBN 416 92600 2
2. Les bijoux de la Castafiore - 1963.
3. Le temple du soleil - 1949.
4. Le tresor de Rackham le Rouge - Casterman, no date.
5. Les 7 boules de cristal - 1948.
6. Le treaor de Rackham le Rouge - 1947.
7. Destination moon - 1969.
8. The calculus affair - 1970. SBN 416 60560 6
9. L'etoile mysterieuse - 1947.
10. L'etoile mysterieuse - no date.
11. Le Crabe aux Prince d'or - no date.
12. Coke en stock - 1958.
13. Vol 714 Pour Sydney - 1968.
14. L'ile noire - no date.
15. Le secret de la licorne - 1947.
16. L'ile noire - no date, black and white, with a few coloured pages.
17. Tintin en Amerique - no date, black and white, with a few coloured pages.
18. L'oreille cassee - no date, black and white, with a few coloured pages.
19. Le sceptre d'Ottokar - no date, black and white, with a few coloured pages.

The 'no date' items appear very old and at least 1940s vintage.
#2 · Posted: 26 Dec 2017 09:02
Hey AndyS,

I'm sure the folks on here will have good advise for you (probably better than mine!) but here's what's worked for me.

Combo of eBay, plus https://www.bedetheque.com/, plus http://www.catawiki.com/ helps to give a clearer picture of what people are paying as well as what sellers are expecting on the high end (eBay).

You can also dig into https://www.bookfinder.com/, https://www.vialibri.net/, and https://www.abebooks.com/ to see what "bookshops" are offering.

I'm just a casual collector/fan so I defer to the others on here for better advise but hopefully these links start to help out.


PS I'm in Sydney - so I'm certainly interested in your collection! :)
#3 · Posted: 26 Dec 2017 10:29
Hi August,
Thanks for your reply. That's useful advice and I will check it out.
Please send me an email on andysherring@iinet.net.au if you want to discuss purchasing.
Happy Christmas

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