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    Carl Barks Flubbity Dubbity Duffer Prototype Deluxe Figurine (Another Rainbow, 1990s). The Donald Duck ten-page stories featured in Walt Disney's Comics and Stories made Carl Barks a comic book superstar, but for many years, he was not allowed to draw the covers. That finally changed in 1952, when Barks cooked up a killer golfing gag for Donald, his three nephews, and the relatively new character of Uncle Scrooge, which became the cover for WDC&S 140. This same image later became the basis for one of Carl's 1972 paintings, where it gained the zany title. Finally, in the early 1990s, Bruce Hamilton and Another Rainbow planned an incredibly detailed series of fine English bone china figurines based on Barks' work, including Duffer.

    The finished product exceeded expectations, resulting in a highly detailed 3-D version of this beloved image, perfect down to the tiniest details. This rare prototype, prepared by the Connoisseur of Malvern studio, is one of only three pieces made. It consists of three separate ceramic elements on wooden bases that fit together on a larger polished wood base. Barks has signed the piece in gold ink, on Donald's empty club bag. It measures approximately 14" tall, and about 17" at its widest point. Naturally, this is a heavy and fragile item that will require third party shipping, but if you are the ultimate fan of Unca Carl and the Duck clan (the way Kerby Confer is), there is no question about -- this is a must have! In Excellent condition. Be prepared to be knocked for a loop when you see this up close! From the Kerby Confer Collection.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2010
    5th-6th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 23
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