Carl Barks: "Pick and Shovel Laborer", minilitografi, signeret, nr. 189 af 595, Regular Edition, Another Rainbow 1993.BEMÆRK, at fotos blot er eksempler. Det faktiske nummer er et andet.NEAR MINTDette er et af blot to tryk fra Another Rainbow, hvor man har frembragt en 3D-effekt ved at bruge en relief-trykteknik. Det eneste andet eksempel er "A Christmas Trimming". Der er trykt på såkaldt OpalesqueKeramique papir, der er sammensat af 100 procent bomuldsfibre, hvilket øger holdbarheden og sikrer, at farverne kan overleve i flere århundreder!Ægthedsbevis følger med.English presentation by the publisher:Hard work is its own reward -- everyone knows that. But Scrooge McDuck will tell you that gold is also pretty hard to beat. He should know: he’s been raking in the shiny stuff since the Gold Rush of 1898. Today he owns farms and factories, airlines and apple carts, and three cubic acres of cash. No wonder he is proud of the way he scraped together his first million. As Scrooge figures it, he’s the richest sourdough ever to swing a pick or sink a spade into the frostbitten banks of the Klondike. Pick and Shovel Laborer is a classic portrait of Uncle Scrooge that takes us inside the old duck’s money bin to perhaps catch him lecturing the nephews, “You’d love your money, too, if you got it the way I did -- by being tougher than the toughies, and smarter than the smarties. And I made it square!” The miniature lithograph of Pick and Shovel Laborer was one of only two chosen by Another Rainbow for a three-dimensional experiment … sculpting the image of Uncle Scrooge in a bas relief effect that was taken from Japanese technology (the other was A Christmas Trimming, which also had a reflective ink glitter simulating falling snow that was applied to the surface). The results were undeniably impressive, though virtually invisible in the catalog and to casual inspection by the naked eye when framed under glass . It was a process the company saved for an important release: the image of Uncle Scrooge McDuck as a Pick and Shovel Laborer, depicted in warm browns and golds! A large-size lithographic reproduction would have been even more spectacular and might have created a greater demand for a reprise, but the cost to do so would have been exorbitant and, to our appreciation and satisfaction, the effort was favorably recognized by a goodly number of discerning collectors, who proclaimed it to be unique and worthy, something for which Another Rainbow is justifiably proud.Pick and Shovel Laborer was printed by the Black Box of Chicago in six U.S. editions. The image size is 10”x 8” on 13 1/2”x 11” OpalesqueKeramique, a paper constructed of 100% cotton fiber for strength and longevity that is guaranteed not to fade under normal, stable storage conditions for hundreds of years.