Posted On: 22 Jun 2023

Rare Tintin figure sketches annotated by creator Hergé realises huge sum.


An amazing lot of previously unpublished sketches, heavily annotated by Hergé, together with a quartet of books, went under the hammer on 21st May,
Dating from 1953, the four pages of sketches show multiple views of the characters. The books included were a gift from Hergé to the recipient, and are Objectif LuneOn a marché sur la Lune and Le tresor de Rackham le Rouge , all in French, plus a mint copy of the very scarce The Secret of 'The Unicorn' in the Casterman English language edition of 1952. The UnicornRackham pair are dedicated, signed, and dated by Hergé himself.

With a pre sale estimate of 800/1200 the pre auction bids were already at £4,000 then accelerated quickly between 3 telephone and multiple online bidders to the winning bid of £22,500 + BP.


View lot details here.