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Other collectibles

During the years 1981 to 2000, Carl Barks was involved in the creation and release of numerous different limited-edition collectibles some of which were extremely rare or special in nature. This category will feature these kinds of exclusive and rare specialty items.

Christmas on Bear Mountain – unique prototype tile

This unique prototype tile was created by Carl Barks Studio in the 1990s and submitted to Disney for approval as a limited edition release. However, Disney turned it down, citing that it was “not happy enough”. This was even despite the fact that Carl Barks loved its design which was based on his very first story featuring Scrooge McDuck. As a result, this is the only Carl Barks Studio tile featuring this image making this a one-of-a-kind collectible. The tile measures approx. 25 x 32 cm. is mounted in a black frame measuring approx. 45 x 50 cm.
This is a completely unique and highly investment-worthy tile with a strong provenance in that it has only had one previous owner: Carl Barks’ former manager. The tile is accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Carl Barks Studio.

€4,050.00

Fifty Stingy Years Worth – tile set, including prototype

This is not just one, but two copies of the fine art tile Fifty Stingy Years Worth, produced by Carl Barks Studio in the 1990s in a very limited edition. The art tiles are extremely popular among collectors because the underlying production technique ensures that the colours in the tiles are both extremely deep and that they never fade.
What makes this set truly special is the fact that it consists of one of the officially released art tiles (the one on the right) as well as a unique prototype (the tile on the left). The latter features certain colours that were not used for the official release. Such prototypes rarely find their way into the collector’s market and this particular set has belonged to Carl Barks’ former manager from the time they were produced back in the 1990s until the gallery acquired them earlier this year.
Both tiles measure approx. 25 x 32 cm. and are mounted in a black frame measuring approx. 45 x 50 cm. To top it all off, both tiles are hand-signed by Carl Barks and accompanied by a letter of authenticity from Carl Barks Studio.
This is a completely unique and highly investment-worthy set with a strong provenance.

€2,690.00

Carl Barks, Time Out For Fun: A Set of Progressive Proofs

This was to be the 18th mini-litho in the series, however, this lithograph was never officially released by Another Rainbow, making it rarer than Duck teeth. This progressive proof set includes the 23 layers of color used to create this amazing money-bin scene. Each print print features a gold foil edging and the final and 23rd print also a “Gold Plate Edition” embossed seal. The final print is signed by Carl Barks and numbered PP5. These prints – each measuring approx.  27.5 x 33.5 cm – are each in their own mylar sleeve, and then housed in a blue clamshell box. Accompanied by a detailed certificate of authenticity, which states: “The process colors represent multiple exotic combinations of inks that were used with each mixture or laboratory blend and are individually identified. In some cases, a plate or ‘color’ may have been run through the press a second or third time with different intensities of ink to achieve a desired effect. As an artist’s painting is incomplete until the last brush of color is added, the history of the making of the lithograph is built, step-by-step, by the addition of colors until the last progressive is printed. These proof sets show, layer upon layer, how the print looked at various stages of its production.”

Although this is item technically comprises a set of Carl Barks lithographs, we have opted to showcase it in this category as this set is so much more than that. These progressive sets are few and far between in that only 5 sets plus a few proofs (of which this is PP3) were ever put into production making this an extremely rare collectible for the discerning collector.

€6,050.00

Storage box for large Carl Barks lithographs

Hand-crafted, foil-stamped, clamshell storage box released by Another Rainbow. This extremely rare burgundy storage box is designed to hold the large Carl Barks lithographs and measures approx.  72.5 x 65 x 5 cm. The box is in very fine condition.

€1,350.00

My Hat is Off to Denmark!

Exclusive lithographic print based on the original watercolor made by Carl Barks and given to the Danish publishing company, Egmont, during his European Tour in 1994. This original was subsequently used to make a strictly limited-edition print in just 70 or so copies which were given to various key employees at Egmont. This rarity has thus never been offered for sale to the general public and rarely surfaces on the secondary market due to its extremely low print-run. The print offered here is in mint condition and professionally framed to a total size of 50 x 40 cm.

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King Beowulf

This lithograph was released in 1980 in one single edition of 300 signed and numbered units plus 50 artist’s proofs. Carl Barks was given #1/300 making this lithograph (#2/300) the then-current lowest number offered for public sale. What makes this particular lithograph extra special is the fact that each of the former owners have written their names and acqusition dates on the back. A more detailed provenance is difficult to come by. The lithograph is in pristine condition and beautifully framed to a total size of approx. 82 x 64 cm.

€1,400.00

Carl Barks, Blizzard Tonight: A Set of Progressive Proofs

This is the 5th mini-litho in the series, released in 1993 – with an scene taken from a 1973 oil painting. This progressive proof set illustrates the many layers of color used to create this amazing image of the Duck family. The final – 19th print – has a gold foil edging and “Gold Plate Edition” embossed seal. It is signed by Carl Barks in the lower right and numbered 1 of 5. These prints – each measuring approx.  27.5 x 33.5 cm – are each in their own mylar sleeve, and then housed in a blue clamshell box. Accompanied by a detailed certificate of authenticity, which states: “The process colors represent multiple exotic combinations of inks that were used with each mixture or laboratory blend and are individually identified. In some cases, a plate or ‘color’ may have been run through the press a second or third time with different intensities of ink to achieve a desired effect. As an artist’s painting is incomplete until the last brush of color is added, the history of the making of the lithograph is built, step-by-step, by the addition of colors until the last progressive is printed. These proof sets show, layer upon layer, how the print looked at various stages of its production.”

Although this is item technically comprises a set of Carl Barks lithographs, we have opted to showcase it in this category as this set is so much more than that. These progressive sets are few and far between in that only 5 sets plus a few proofs were ever put into production making this an extremely rare collectible for the discerning collector.

€2,700.00

Carl Barks, Lavender and Old Lace: A Set of Progressive Proofs

This lovely portrait of the Duck Family by Carl Barks was inspired by the cover of Four Color #450, published in 1953. This was the 11th mini-litho in the series. This progressive proof set includes the 23 layers of color used to create this amazing image of the Duck family. The final print has a gold foil edging and “Gold Plate Edition” embossed seal. It is signed by Carl Barks in the lower right and numbered 1 of 5. These prints – each measuring approx.  27.5 x 33.5 cm – are each in their own mylar sleeve, and then housed in a blue clamshell box. Accompanied by a detailed certificate of authenticity, which states: “The process colors represent multiple exotic combinations of inks that were used with each mixture or laboratory blend and are individually identified. In some cases, a plate or ‘color’ may have been run through the press a second or third time with different intensities of ink to achieve a desired effect. As an artist’s painting is incomplete until the last brush of color is added, the history of the making of the lithograph is built, step-by-step, by the addition of colors until the last progressive is printed. These proof sets show, layer upon layer, how the print looked at various stages of its production.”

Although this is item technically comprises a set of Carl Barks lithographs, we have opted to showcase it in this category as this set is so much more than that. These progressive sets are few and far between in that only 5 sets plus a few proofs were ever put into production making this an extremely rare collectible for the discerning collector.

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