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    Carl Barks Luck of the North Unique Deluxe Figurine (Another Rainbow, 1990s). Donald and the boys faced some rough water in the classic 1949 adventure, Luck of the North, originally published as Four Color #256. The cover to that issue inspired Carl Barks' 1973 painting, which fleshed out details like the massive, colorful slab of ice behind the Ducks.

    A few years later, collector Kerby Confer (consignor of this item) met with fellow Barks megafans Russ Cochran and Bruce Hamilton, and proposed doing a series of extremely detailed fine English bone china figurines based on this and other classic Barks scenes. Only about four scenes saw actual production, while others, including this splendid piece, only made it to the prototype stage. This particular piece is so rare, it isn't even mentioned on the Another Rainbow website, leading us to believe it could be the only one in existence. It was created by the Connoisseur of Malvern studios in England from the finest of materials, and sculpted to the exact 3-D dimensions worked out by Carl Barks himself. It stands approximately 15.5" tall by 17" wide, with a Barks autograph in gold ink at the front. This is a heavy, fragile piece -- in fact, one of the nephews' paddles shows evidence of professional repair. Overall condition is Excellent. Nevertheless, this one-of-a-kind item will require special handling, including third party shipping, but for the ultimate Barks fan, it will be worth every effort! From the Kerby Confer Collection.

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    August, 2010
    5th-6th Thursday-Friday
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