CARL BARKS “UNCLE SCROOGE” COMIC #61 FULL PAGE ORIGINAL ART- IN THE MONEY BIN!
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Thursday, November 21, 2013 12:10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Auction #210 - Part II
Item numbers 1271 through 3109 in auction 210
Art was published in 1966 by Gold Key. Barks used two sheets of Schoeller Durex thin art board, each 13x18-7/8”, taped together w/masking tape on blank side margins to make complete full page for publication. Total india ink image area is 11.5x23.25” w/seven panels for page two. Storyline is set in money bin which has become infested w/gophers. Scrooge’s bookkeeper is trying to confirm Scrooge’s trip to an auction in Africa. Angry Scrooge is up to his neck in coins saying “I Can’t Go Anywhere Till I get Rid Of These Gophers!” as gopher smiles at Scrooge. The bookkeeper suggests using gas as another gopher happily chews on currency. Scrooge asks “How Much Would Gas Cost?” and gets nervous when the bookkeeper sadly says “Probably A Dollar!” Scrooge walks in a circle trying to figure out what to do, then notices the gophers are cheerfully fleeing the money bin. Art is signed in ink under last panel “To Wes Carl Barks”. Panel two has narrow 1” tear at lower right corner of image area w/tiny piece gone at panel edge and narrow 1” crease in first word balloon of same panel. Panel six has .25” barely noticeable tear at panel border line. Bottom art board has lt. rippling from improper storage. Problems are mentioned for accuracy sake, and image area of page will mat and frame to clean and VF+ appearance. Any published pages by the “Good Duck Artist” are extremely scarce; money bin pages are virtually non-existent. An incredible prime example w/Scrooge in six of seven panels in his legendary money bin. It doesn’t get much better than this! One of the nicest Carl Barks originals we’ve ever seen!
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