Tintin comic strip fetches record $1.7 million at auction

  • A double-page Tintin comic strip by the renowned Belgian cartoonist Herge has fetched a record 1.56 million euros ($1.72 million) at an auction, a media report said. The sale on October 24 by auction house Sotheby's in Paris saw 65 original items from the biggest names in European and American cartoons go under the hammer, Xinhua reported. The items belonged to Belgium's biggest comic strip collector Jean-Arnold Schoofs. The auction raised a total of 2.7 million euros ($2.97 million), with five lots breaking world records. Source: IANS