Two albums from the Tintin album ‘Coke and stock it ” (“Coke in stock”) Saturday at an auction in Dallas, in the U.s. state of Texas, for 422.000 dollar (364.000 euros) were sold, so the auction house Heritage Auctions announced.
The two drawings signed by Hergé, were bought by a collector from Brussels who ‘anonymous wanted to remain, ” said a spokesman, Eric Bradley. Hergé, whose real name Georges Remi was, came itself from Brussels.
Although the auction in Texas took place, she was directly in several places to follow, including at the Dutch headquarters of Heritage Auctions in Utrecht. The two plates of 32.2 at 50 cm, and of 30.7 on 47,7 cm, who in 1957 signed, took not the pre-estimated amount of 720.000 à 960.000 dollar.
Original plates by Hergé rarely on the market. The cartoonist gave birth there, according to Heritage Auctions can sometimes be good friends.
Hergé had the two plates that Saturday auctioned were, in the seventies to ‘a Scandinavian friend’, which they then sold ‘in a German-speaking country in Europe, according to the Brussels stripexpert Eric Verhoest.