Vintage Tintin DOUBLE Duvet Cover - Cigars of the Pharaoh
Great Snakes, it's double sized!
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This is a double sized, unused, Tintin duvet cover. This size of Tintin duvet is always hard to find and this is the first time I've found one in pristine condition! It comes with two matching pillowcases and has the Herge drawings from the Tintin adventure Cigars of the Pharaoh. It's marked with the Herge copyright and dated 1994.
This double duvet cover features Tintin and Snowy in a scene from the story on the front with hieroglyphics and other symbols down the side. Across the top is the title of the book and a picture of a moonlit camel train. The reverse shows Tintin, Snowy and the Thompson Brothers on a sunny yellow cotton. All of the panels are beautifully drawn and the printing is clear.
There are two matching pillowcases with this cover. They are square and double sided. One is slightly paler than the other but it's so rare to get the two that I've left it in the set.
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!
This is is an unused, vintage set, overall the colours and print are good and the cotton is crisp. There are no worn areas or tears to any of the pieces. I have washed and ironed the duvet and the pillowcases to freshen them from storage but, other than that, they are as new. There are a couple of original print marks - one of the pillowcases has slightly fuzzy edges to the lines and there's a slight fold mark on the blue of the camel train but these are minor issues and I'm being picky!
This set is excellent condition. I only sell bedding that I would be happy to use myself but please do remember that this is a vintage set and over 10 years old. If you are looking for something brand new, this one is not for you.
100% cotton and a double bed size - approximately 185cm x 190cm (plus the tail).
There various matching fabrics from this series in the shop, if you want to add cushions or other embellishments!