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    Carl Barks - Uncle Scrooge McDuck "This Dollar Saved My Life at White Horse" Preliminary Sketch Original Art (undated). Uncle Scrooge fans need no introduction to this famous money bin scene. Uncle Scrooge holds up a coin, center stage, and declares, "This dollar saved my life at White Horse." Uncle Scrooge holds court over his nephews who are eager to hear his yarn. This image perfectly captures the persona of the world's richest duck. His audience, Donald Duck and Donald's nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, listen enthralled as their Uncle begins his fascinating tale. This layout drawing was detailed in graphite pencil on vellum. The McDuck money bin atop the hill in Duckburg was a mysterious place, and the rediscovery of this coin added to its secret lore. This drawing was done early in Barks' painting days and has "Walt Disney Prod." written under Carl Barks' signature. The image area is 19.75" x 13" and the art is in Excellent condition.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2005
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 17
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
    Mark A.,
    Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK
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