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    Comic strip auction brings in over 700,000 euros


    The second part of an auction focussing on comic strips was organised jointly and simultaneously in Paris and Brussels on Sunday and raised a total of 738,000 euros. The three-stage auction offered work related to Hergé, to the “Amazing Coconut” album by Willy Vandersteen, and from the private collection of Marcel Gotlieb, reveals Millon auction house in a press release.  

    Cumulative sales from the two events on December 6th and December 13th reached a total of 1.8 million euros.  

    Hergé-related sales raised 315,000 euros. The price for a 1960 India ink portrait of Tintin with flowers stood out, as it sold for 31,500 euros versus an estimate of 12,000 to 14,000 euros. A lot of nine enamels representing Tintin’s rocket landing on the moon also sold for 31,500 euros against an estimate of 8,000 to 10,000 euros.  

    The second catalogue sold, 52 of the original 54 comic strip boards for the Willy and Wanda album “Amazing Coconut” by Willy Vandersteen, saw bidding reach a total of 98,500 euros, with 95% of pages sold.  

    Lastly, the auction ended with Frenchman Marcel Gotlieb’s private collection which raised 338,250 euros.

    Oscar Schneider (Source: Belga)