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This, double size, Tintin duvet cover shows a dramatic scene from the Tintin adventure The Seven Crystal Balls. As with all the Tintin sets these are the original Herge drawings and characters from Herge's story. This one dates from 19988 and there is a Herge copyright with the date mark on the duvet and pillowcase.
Captain Haddock and Tintin feature at the centre of the cover with one of the Crystal Balls whizzing past them. Others form a border around the edge of the cover with the title of the book printed at the bottom. The reverse has a pale yellow background with lots of small drawings representing items from the story.
There is one matching pillowcase with this cover, which is faded and has a couple of small wear marks but it's perfectlyservicable so I've kept it with the set. The front shows Tintin in another scene from the story and the reverse has a bright, graphic "Bang"! This is a very hard to find design so it's good to have a matching case, if you wanted to make another there is some fabric in the shop that matches the back of the duvet cover.
This set is French so the pillowcase is square. 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 a vintage set, not new but in reasonable condition for its years. The duvet is clean and in the colours are good with no pilling. There is a fault to the front of the cover - see the photos - I can't decide whether it's an old repair or a printing/fabric error. It appears just above Captain Haddock's head and is about 5cm long. There are small patches of wear to the outside edges - again see the photos. All of these are reflected in the price of this set.
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).