Very high results everywhere, with the bonus of $2M+ paid for the Tintin cover.
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Artcurial Auction: it’s old news by now that the cover to Tintin in America by Hergé was sold for €2,1 Millions. It enters the top ten of highest prices paid for original comic art, this top ten contains six pieces by Hergé now and they’re seven if you’re like me and don’t consider the Frazetta Warren cover as comic art.
Many other Tintin pieces went for impressive prices, like a page prelim sold for €216k and a color guide for €34k.
€105k for the Asterix page by Uderzo, €100k for the Blueberry cover (tome 16) by Giraud, making it possibly the highest priced Blueberry piece ever sold.
€58k for the Corto Maltese watercolor by Pratt, €35k for the Michel Vaillant page by Graton.
Sold for €11k in Nov. 2021 at Urania, the Pinocchio & Asterix pinup by Uderzo went for €18k for a pretty easy profit, a 1985 Garfield Sunday for almost €4k (I really don’t feel like spending an hour in the HA archives to see the original price).