Dora Blary of Piasa auctioneers in Paris: “Strip cartoonist Hergé cut himself on a pair of compasses when he was cutting the plate. Several drops of blood ended up on the drawings and the previous owner never had them removed”.
Tintin remains immensely popular among collectors worldwide. In 2017 an original drawing by the Belgian cartoonist Hergé fetched 600,000 euros. A number of years ago a page from the album ‘Explorers on the Moon’ was sold for 1.55 million euros making them the most expensive strip cartoon drawings in the world.