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Tintin drawing sells for record 1.55 mn euros: Auction house

An original drawing from “Explorers on the Moon”, widely regarded as one of the two best Tintin adventures, sold for a record 1.55 million euros at an auction on Saturday, auction house Artcurial announced.

world Updated: Nov 19, 2016 22:56 IST
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An original 1932 cover of the comic Tintin in America-by Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi aka Herge is displayed on May 31 2012 in Paris.
An original 1932 cover of the comic Tintin in America-by Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi aka Herge is displayed on May 31 2012 in Paris.(AFP File Photo)

An original drawing from “Explorers on the Moon”, widely regarded as one of the two best Tintin adventures, sold for a record 1.55 million euros at an auction on Saturday, auction house Artcurial announced.

The 50 cm X 35 cm drawing in Chinese ink by the Belgian cartoonist known as Herge shows the boy reporter, his dog Snowy and crusty seadog Captain Haddock wearing spacesuits and walking on the moon while looking at Earth. It had been expected to sell for between 700,000 and 900,000 euros ($741,00 and $952,000).