The board of "L & # 39; Etoile mysérieuse" on sale at Artcurial can not find taker

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The sale, of which 229 lots were auctioned, including works by Moebius, Hergé, Enki Bilal, Franquin or Jean-Claude Mezieres, amounted to EUR 1,299,460, with 77% of sales sold, Artcurial said.

"The sale confirms that the cartoon market continues to be solid for exceptional pieces," said Eric Leroy, an expert in the Artcurial Comic Strip Department.

It was the most successful Moebius rapporteur, with a board depicting her entire Arzach riding his prehistoric assembly, which sold for 114,400 euros, almost five times his estimate (between 20,000 and 25,000 euros).

Hergé, a board of directors

Hergé, a board of "The Mysterious Star"

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The reserve price is not reached for "The Mysterious Star"
A board of "The Fair to Immortal" Enki Bilal is part of 72,800 euros, above its estimate (between 50,000 and 60,000 euros).

On the other hand, an original plate of "The Mysterious Star" by Hergé, the creator of Tintin, no buyers, the reserve price (minimum price below the amount not sold), fixed at 170,000 euros, was not reached. This copy called "security", made by Hergé in 1941/1942, was estimated between 170 000 and 200 000 euros.

The board (36.30 cm x 46.40 cm), made in India ink on paper, represents Tintin and Captain Haddock aboard Dawn, the ship sailing on the ocean to the mysterious star the moment you sit down and when a storm rises and the researchers are invited to the captain's table, feeling bad.

72.800 euros for an invitation card signed Hergé

Other things related to Tintin were found, including an invitation card, India ink and watercolor, made in 1968 for the 20th anniversary of the Tintin newspaper. Published only 100 copies and signed by Hergé's hand, it has sold at 72,800 euros, well above the estimate (between 25,000 and 35,000 euros).

Hergé has most of the sales items for cartoons. The design of the double sided page of Tintin's album was thus sold more than 2.6 million euros in May 2014 on Artcurial.

Due to the demonstration of "yellow vests" on the Champs-Elysées, the avenue that is Artcurial, this sale was originally planned Saturday afternoon been postponed for 24 hours.

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