Iconic Tintin Cover Fetches 2.5 mn Euros

Iconic Tintin Cover Fetches 2.5 mn Euros
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Iconic Tintin cover fetches 2.5 mn euros The original cover design for Tintin adventure \"The Shooting Star\" has been sold for 2.5 million euros in a near-record for a work by the boy detective\'s Belgian creator Herge, a dealer said on Tuesday.

Iconic Tintin cover fetches 2.5 mn euros The original cover design for Tintin adventure "The Shooting Star" has been sold for 2.5 million euros in a near-record for a work by the boy detective's Belgian creator Herge, a dealer said on Tuesday.

The yellowing, line sketch that Herge made for the 1942 book was bought by a European investor, Marina David of Petits Papiers-Huberty- Breyne, specialist comic book dealers, told AFP.

David declined to give further details, saying only "the buyer is neither Belgian nor French," with the sale showing just how strong the market is for comic-book art.

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