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.