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Auction: Christies Paris 05/04/2014

#1 · Posted: 3 Apr 2014 21:03
Sorry if this is short notice for you to start saving those hundreds and thousands of Euros, but there is a sale of comic art at the Christies auction house in Paris on Saturday (the 5th of April 2014).

The catalogue is available for on-line viewing or as a PDF here.

Amongst the lots are several very nice Hergé items:
Pencils for page 54 of Tintin in Tibet;
the 1947 self-portrait showing Hergé menaced by Tintin waving a cat-o'-nine-tails from the magazine(note the pages of Prisoners of the Sun on his desk if you look at the catalogue);
the ink line art for a Tintin card showing him in a propeller-driven snow-mobile with Snowy, delivering a Christmas tree;
two individual frames, one of Haddock and Tintin from Seven Crystal Balls and another of Tintin and Zorrino from Prisoners of the Sun;
and last but not least, the illustration of Tintin with the Maharajah of Padakhore from the publicity for Tintin in India: The Mystery of the Blue Diamond which appeared in Le Soir Jeunesse, on the 17th of April 1941 (as mentioned here).
#2 · Posted: 5 Apr 2014 19:38
And the results (I wonder if any of the lucky buyers are amongst our members?):

Tintin in Tibet pencils: €289,500
Hergé self-portrait with Tintin: €91,500
Tintin and Snowy Christmas card design: €85,500
Tintin with the Maharajah of Padakhore: No price given (presumably didn't sell
Tintin and Haddock Seven Crystal Balls frame: €16,250
Tintin and Zorrino frame from Prisoners of the Sun: €12,500

Still think that the Tintin in India advert illustration was a little gem!

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