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    Carl Barks Scrooge McDuck "Trail of the Unicorn" Limousine by Connoisseur of Malvern (Another Rainbow, 1996). Scrooge takes Donald and the boys for a ride in his chauffeur-driven Roadhog V24 limousine in this massive and ultra-rare hand-painted porcelain sculpture. This is considered the rarest of all the Carl Barks ceramic sculptures ever produced by Connoisseur of Malvern as part of the "Another Rainbow" series. Designed by artist Richard Sefton, it is adapted from an image at the end of Carl Barks late-1940s comic book story "Trail of the Unicorn." This magnificent rendition of Scrooge McDuck's limousine is by far the largest Disney piece created by Connoisseur of Malvern, measuring approximately 60" x 14". The studio in consort with famed Disney collector Bruce Hamilton worked closely with Mr. Barks during the design and production of the sculpture. Although it was intended as an extremely limited retail edition of no more than five, there is speculation that even fewer were actually produced. Of the few made, most were painted red to match the comic book image and all but one bear "McDuck" on the front license plate. The first completed piece was gifted to Carl Barks and his name appears on the front plate. This is that number one prototype of the edition presented to and owned by Carl Barks. It's an impressive piece that displays the sort of minute attention to detail which is the hallmark of both Mr. Barks and Connoisseur of Malvern studio and is certain to be the centerpiece of any Barks collection. The piece comes mounted to a custom-built display table. A repair has been made to the front bumper, and the wire antenna that attaches behind the two chauffeurs is not photographed on the piece but is included with the lot. The piece does show evidence of minor restoration and condition is Very Good. Due to its size and fragile nature, additional shipping charges will apply.

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    April, 2021
    8th-10th Thursday-Saturday
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