Last week, on May 29, 2010, there was a big Herge auction going on in Paris. It was sponsored by Moulinsart, and there were some 230 items up for grabs. You can see the full list here.
Among the big-ticket items were this life-size bronze Tintin statue which sold for 125,000 Euros.
But the most expensive lot was two inked and water-painted original panels from the 1938 King Ottokar's Sceptre album which sold for 243,000 Euros.
My personal favorite was this Tintin illustrator Herge drew for a friend, who collected seashells. This one fetched 131,000 Euros.