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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 red 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 pillowcases with this cover, one square and one rectangular. They are not the ones that would have originally come with the duvet but have been made out of matching fabric. Both are slightly paler than the duvet itself but they are in good condition and match the set. I rarely find double size Tintin duvets, let alone with two pillowcaases, so this one is quite unusual.
The duvet itself is in lovely condition. The cotton is crisp and the the colours are strong and bright. I noticed two tiny wear marks - one right in the corner and another near the bottom. They are tiny and I searched for them. Some of the dark blue areas have crease marks in the fabric - possibly from tumble drying - again they don't detract from the cover overall.
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, Snowy and the Thomson Twins 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 good condition. 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).