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This Tintin duvet cover is one of the earliest ones and shows cartoon panels from the Tintin adventure King Ottokar's Sceptre. These duvet covers all feature the original Herge drawings and characters and this one dates from 1991. There is a Herge copyright with the date mark on the duvet.
This cover features Tintin, Snowy and the Thompson Brothers as they give chase to a speeding car. The panels are beautifully drawn and the printing is clear. The language is French.
There is a matching pillowcase with this cover, it's a square, oxford style case with Tintin and the crest on one side and the title on the reverse. Unusually this set also comes with a matching, fitted sheet for a single bed. This is in good condition with no pilling. I found one small blue mark that could easily be hidden at the bottom of the bed - see photos for detail.There are lots of Tintin fabrics and panels in the shop so you could make another one up if you were feeling creative!
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 with the story, the reverse is covered with images of Snowy in various scenes from the book.
This is is a vintage set, not new but in very good condition. The duvet is crisp and clean with strong colours and good quality cotton. There are a couple of very small wear marks - one at the top and another on a panel on the right hand side - see the photographs for details.
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 and is in good condition overall - however, if you are looking for a new duvet set this one is not for you.
100% cotton and a single bed size - approximately 130cm x 190cm (plus the tail).