Tintin 'museum piece' could bring €30,000 in Paris Hergé auction



2015-06-26 12:03:53

Tintin 'museum piece' could bring 30,000 in Paris Herg auction

No fan of Belgium's beloved boy reporter will want to miss this chance to own Cigars of the Pharaoh

The legendary cartoonist Herg's most famous creation, Tintin, is no stranger to the auction block.

And now collectors will have a chance to own amuseum qualityartefactof Belgium's most famous boy reporter at Artcurial on October 9.

Starring among the lots in the Paris auction house's special Comic Strips "L'univers du crateur de Tintin" (The universe of the creator of Tintin) auction isthis early adventure, Cigars of the Pharaoh.

 Cigars of the Pharaoh, starring Tintin, from 1942

Thecopy dates to 1942, and only 4,000 copies were ever produced. Artcurial describes the book as a "museum piece" in its write-up.

Also according the lot notes, Cigars of the Pharaoh is in black and white and in immaculate condition "without blemishes".

Boasting sublime stitching on its back and a still-white interior without any flaws, thehistoricbookwill gounder the hammer estimated at 25,000-30,000.

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