The hero to now the powder has not finished making up prices. All fools of Tintin should be at the rendezvous on 8 and 9 June for this sale at Heritage Auctions in Dallas. One of the first cover drawing of Tintin and Milou in a newspaper. Designed in 1930 by Hergé for The Petit Vingtième, youth supplement of the belgian newspaper The Twentieth Century , illustration, Tintin in the land of the Soviets, the first album of the adventures of the reporter represents the heroes busy to carve a propeller in a tree trunk, under the watchful gaze of his faithful companion.
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Feature of this for sale, it is one of the few cover illustrations signed Hergé belonging to a private collector. Most of the other are in effect the property of the Hergé Museum in Louvain-la-Neuve, near Brussels. All the more reason for enthusiasts to seize this opportunity.
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The online auction is already open
If the estimate rises to $ 1.3 million, the price could well take off even more. The online auction is already open. Three days ago, the amount was $ 240,000, it now exceeds 850.000. Heritage Auctions is hoping that the design might reach the record sale for a comic book.
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The absolute record for Hergé amounted to 2.65 million euros. A board with a series of ink drawings of China, realized for the cover pages of Tintin’s adventures from 1937 to 1958. It was acquired by an american collector, in may 2014, Artcurial.
For this sale in Dallas, other big names of the comic strip will also be auctioned during the weekend such as Enki Bilal, Neal Adams and André Chéret.