Vintage Tintin DOUBLE Duvet Cover - The Blue Lotus
Great Snakes, it's double sized!
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This is a double sized, Tintin duvet cover. It's one of the earliest ones and is hard to find. It shows scenes from the Tintin adventure The Blue Lotus and shows the original Herge drawings and characters from Herge's story. This one dates from 1993 and there is a Herge copyright with the date mark on the duvet.
This double duvet cover features Tintin and Snowy negotiating a rickshaw ride in a series of panels from the story. These are printed onto a mottled blue background with the title of the story and kanji writing on one side and a beautiful dragon on the other. The panels are beautifully drawn and the printing is clear. The language is French.
There are two matching pillowcases with this cover, both are square and in very good condition. One may be very slightly paler than the other but not noticeably so. They feature Tintin on the front and the dragon on the reverse. I hardly ever find double size Tintin duvets, let alone with two pillowcaases, so this one is quite unusual.
This set is French so the duvet cover itself follows the french design of being open at the end with a long tail of fabric that tucks under the mattress to keep the duvet in place - genius!
The duvet cover is printed on one side, the reverse has a series of pictures showing Tintin in various scenes from the Blue Lotus story. Again, this print is clear and unmarked.
This is is a vintage set, not new but in excellent condition. The duvet is crisp and clean and in the colours are good. I only sell bedding that I would be happy to use myself but please do remember that this is a vintage set. This bedding has been well looked after however, if you are looking for a new duvet set this one is not for you.
100% cotton and a double bed size - approximately 185cm x 190cm (plus the tail).