Art and literature come together in comic books.
Louis Girard’s father collected comic books and, as often happens, his son also became captivated by them. They travelled together to fairs, auctions and specialty shops throughout Europe. When Louis started his own collection, he carried on travelling and began to specialise in first editions and special releases. His most important piece is a first edition Blueberry with special drawings by Jean Giraud, who died shortly afterwards. Thanks to his passion for rare comic strips, Louis is well-known among the leading comic strip dealers in Paris, where he often stops by for coffee.
Louis is happy to use these contacts for Catawiki in order to obtain even more special lots from France. In addition to first editions, he specialises in Hergé and is responsible for this part of the auction. Louis especially likes to see good condition editions of ‘le petit Vingtième’, where the first Tintin stories were printed. He also tries to include action figures and original drawings so there is a good mix of different items to bid on.
1. Seller registration
Register for seller privileges free of charge. You can offer up as many objects as you wish with a minimum estimated value of 75 euro.
2. Submit items
Once your items and descriptions have been approved by our auctioneers, they are scheduled for auction.
3. The thrill of auction
Experience the excitement as bidders from all over the world place their bids on your submitted items!
4. Make money safely
You won’t be asked to ship your items until the buyer has transferred payment. Catawiki manages payments between buyers and sellers.
Welcome back! Whilst you were away we added the functionality to view auctions and bid in pounds.