The auction of 500 lots from the collection of a fan of Hergé and his favorite character Tintin will be held on Friday September 24, 2021, at the Primardeco auction house in Toulouse. Albums and objects of all kinds, estimated between 10 and 4,000 euros.
“He was crazy about Tintin and his creator Hergé. An enthusiast, who loved the accumulator“. Jérôme de Colonges, the Toulouse auctioneer, was entrusted with the auction of the 500 lots from the collection of Mr. B. The latter, of Belgian origin (obviously), resided in the Hautes-Pyrénées, near Now deceased, it is his widow who separates from his collection, patiently built up for thirty years.
Mr. B. was not from the world of comics, or even art. On the other hand, he was very appreciative of Hergé’s work, like most of us. The slogan “Tintin, the newspaper for young people aged 7 to 77” has not aged a bit, we still read the adventures of the little reporter and Captain Haddock all over the world.
An original 1936 edition of the Lotus Bleu
Monsieur B.’s collection is quite diverse. There are of course albums, like this first edition of the Lotus Bleu, 1936, estimated between 3,000 and 4,000 euros. But also figurines, boxes with the effigy of the characters, elves, posters and … wallpaper (in sufficient quantity to line a room!).
Another curiosity, like the announcement of the catalog, the greeting cards of all the years, most of which are signed by Hergé, like the one for the Antarctic expedition of 1957-1958, estimated between 600 and 700 €. As well as rare editions of the Petit Vingtième, the newspaper in which Tintin’s father wrote in the 1930s. And all the periodicals of the Journal Tintin, from the first year of its publication in 1946 until the last, in June 1988.
Even more original, amateurs will also find the deed of sale for the Château de Moulinsart (residence of Captain Haddock, very present in Tintin’s albums) dated September 26 and 27, 1985, numbered 114 out of an edition of 1000 intended for notaries (estimate between 200 and 250 €).
“For all audiences”
“It’s a pretty cool sale“, estimates Jérôme de Colonges,”because Tintin interests everyone. There is a market, it is clear and there, there is something for all audiences and all budgets“.
500 lots, all authenticated by an expert, will therefore be auctioned on Friday, September 24, 2021, at the Primardeco auction house, 14 rue du rempart Saint-Etienne, from 2 p.m. They will be visible in advance in the same place, Thursday 23 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and on Friday morning, the day of the sale.