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572   Carl Barks: The Goose Egg Nugget Signed Proof Set  $200 $309 $340 5 You must login to place a bid.
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#572 - Carl Barks: The Goose Egg Nugget Signed Proof Set Estimate: $1,000+

Limited edition Progressive Proof miniature lithograph set for the Carl Barks oil painting 'The Goose Egg Nugget,' numbered PP 2, which is comprised of 14 colors and 27 prints, each measuring 11 x 13.5, that have been numbered sequentially as to their on-press progression. The final plate is of the finished product: a Gold Plate Edition variant that is signed in the lower border in pencil by Barks. The scene depicts a young Scrooge McDuck showing off his fabulous gold find in a crowded Dawson saloon. The prints are housed in the original hand-crafted, foil-stamped, customized box, which includes a full-color comic book reprinting of the story behind the painting, ‘Back to the Klondike,’ which first appeared in Uncle Scrooge #2 (1953). In fine condition.

Accompanied by a detailed certificate of authenticity, which states: “The ‘process’ colors and touchplates represent multiple exotic combinations of ink that were used and each mixture or laboratory blend is 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 step-by-step history of the making of the lithograph is built by the addition of colors until the last progressive is printed. The owner of each proof can see, layer upon layer, how the print looked at any stage of its production.”

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