The Complete Carl Barks Folios #1-#91.

Currency:USD Category:Memorabilia Start Price:700.00 USD Estimated At:1,500.00 - 2,500.00 USD
The Complete Carl Barks Folios #1-#91.
Winning Bid Undisclosed
This item SOLD at 2023 Nov 11 @ 18:29UTC-7 : PDT/MST
All items are sold as is. Contact Van Eaton Galleries for condition reports and shipping information. 21% Buyer's Premium for all lots.

Please be aware there is a $5000 deposit required for any bidding over $50,000 that will be charged to the card on file. This deposit will be credited to your invoice or refunded after the auction.

(Disney, 1979) A stunning complete collection of all 91 editions of Carl Barks Gesammelte Werke - Carl Barks' Collected Works - published by the Comic Book Club of Germany from 1979 until 1984. As early as the 1950s, Disney comic book readers noticed that the art and stories of one of Disney comics stable of uncredited artists were of much higher quality than others, spinning amazing tales of adventure that took Donald and his nephews around the globe, and introduced lasting characters such as Gyro Gearloose, Gladstone Gander, and of course Scrooge McDuck. They dubbed him"The Good Duck Artist," but in time he was revealed to be Carl Barks. Presented monthly in a loose leaf edition of 60 to 80 pages, the intent was to reproduce every single page of Barks' work for Disney comic books - an estimated 7000 pages - in (106) editions. Financial difficulties led to the project cancellation with only 91 completed. All of them are here, the first (39) loose as printed, and the last (52) loose but issued in orange folders meant for temporary storage. Only 500 numbered copies were printed of each. The stories are printed in their original English, and where possible, using the original film used to print. Included in the collection are several letters from the Club, a catalog, and fliers, all written in German or Swedish, the languages of Peter Orban and Horst Schroeder, who oversaw the publication. With pages measuring 12.5"x14.5", the collection is in fine condition, with light wear from handling visible to orange folio covers only. Truly a rare find for the consummate collector of"The Good Duck Artist," Carl Barks.