Auction site Catawiki marks anniversary of Tintin creator Hergé’s birth with special auction

The comics world celebrates the 114th anniversary of the birth of Hergé, the beloved comics artist and Tintin creator, this month – and while European auction site Catawiki hosts a weekly auction dedicated to his work and Tintin collectables, they are currently running an additional dedicated auction to honour this comics icon.

Tintin - Statuette Moulinsart 44008 - Tintin et Milou,La rose
Tintin – Statuette Moulinsart 44008 – Tintin et Milou,La rose

In partnership with Hergé Genootschap, an association for Hergé and Tintin fans, the auction, which runs until Thursday 27th May 2021, features special objects dedicated to the life and work of Hergé, contributed by its 550 members.

With over 80 lots, the members of the society have brought together a beautiful collection of attractive objects, ranging from the affordable to slightly more expensive, including first editions of some Tintin albums and rare figurines, some already reaching stratospheric bids.

Tintin - Pixi Statuette / Regout 30000 - Tintin and Snowy in the Potiche (28 cm) - Le Lotus Bleu - (1991)
Tintin – Pixi Statuette / Regout 30000 – Tintin and Snowy in the Potiche (28 cm) – Le Lotus Bleu – (1991)
The Mysterious Star First edition - (1942)
The Mysterious Star First edition – (1942)
Tintin and Snowy Stuck in Car in the Snow - (1942)
Tintin and Snowy Stuck in Car in the Snow – (1942)

The Hergé Genootschap is a Dutch-language association for lovers of the work of Hergé, or George Remi, the spiritual father of Tintin, among others. The association researches and publish about the work and organises fun and educational meetings, lectures and presentations with varying themes several times a year.

The special Catawiki Tintin auction is live until Thursday 27th May 2021

Hergé Genootschap – the association for all fans of Hergé’s work, such as Tintin – is online here | Facebook

Hergé Genootschap also publish a club magazine, Thousand Bombs, several times a year, and a newsletter, Sapristi – and now and then, delve deeper into a subject in special booklets (Sapperloo )

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