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    Carl Barks Far Out Safari Prototype Deluxe Figurine (Another Rainbow, 1990s). Scrooge and the boys travel to Africa in search of the fabled Kaffir de Gaffir gold mine in this scene from Uncle Scrooge #61, originally published in 1966. The cover to that issue was the basis for a 1975 painting (also offered in this auction), which in turn was the inspiration for this magnificent fine English bone china and wood figurine.

    Planned as an edition of ten, only two Artist Proofs were completed before the project was abandoned, due to the excessive costs involved. One look at all the meticulous detail will tell you why this item was a budget-buster -- it's simply too good! For one thing, it's a huge piece, standing approximately 20" tall by 26" long. The quality of the porcelain is world class, and the paint job is expert in every way. This eye-catcher has been the talk of the department here at Heritage, with everyone that's walked by stopping to marvel at the detail. It's a hefty piece, and quite fragile -- a few tiny strands of hair in one of the rhino's ears have already been lost -- and will require special handling and third party shipping. But sometimes good things don't come easy! From the Kerby Confer Collection.

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    August, 2010
    5th-6th Thursday-Friday
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