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Tintin cover fetches record price at Paris auction

3 June 2012 Last updated at 01:51 BST

A rare 1932 cover drawing of a Tintin comic book has sold for a record 1.3m euros (£1m; $1.6m) at auction in Paris.

Hand drawn using Indian ink and gouache, the Tintin in America cover is one of only five remaining such works by Herge - real name Georges Remi - who died in 1983. The sale broke the record - set by the same item in 2008, when it sold for 764,000 euros.

The private buyer is anonymous but he was represented at the auction by a friend identified only as Didier.

Beth Bates reports.