27 Nov '11, 2am

Tintin auction in Paris fetches $3.1 million - almost double what was expected

Tintin auction in Paris fetches $3.1 million - almost double what was expected

A Paris auction of items related to Herge's comic book reporter Tintin, whose adventures have been adapted for the big screen by Steven Spielberg, fetched more than 1.8 million euros (S$3.1 million) on Saturday. -- PHOTO: AFP PARIS (AFP) - A Paris auction of items related to Herge's comic book reporter Tintin, whose adventures have been adapted for the big screen by Steven Spielberg, fetched more than 1.8 million euros (S$3.1 million) on Saturday. Auctioneers Arcturial said the sale, including costs, had brought in 1,873,396 euros - far more than the one million euros expected. The 856 lots up for grabs were equally divided between recent objects and older material, including some very rare items, said Arcturial. In all, 85 per cent of the items sold in a packed hall. One of the most sought-after objects was an original gouache and watercolour drawing of a battle scene fro...

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