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 FB6502 GRIFFIN - PRIDE

 

 

NUMBER

FB6502

NAME

PRIDE

TITLE

PRIDE

SCULPTOR

ANDREW HULL

HEIGHT

196mm (7.75")

RELEASED

-

RETIRED/SOLD OUT

-

LIMITED

2,950

NUMBER ACTUALLY MADE

-

ORIGINAL SELLING PRICE ()

69.95

OTHER INFORMATION

This piece was released painted in the same white colours as the rest of the range as requested by the U.S. but I'm sure it would have sold much more if it had been painted in 'Lion' colours like a few were done as paint trials later on (Pictures in the Artist Proof Section)

I have heard it didn't sell well when released, so it is funny that it is now one of the most sought after pieces in the whole range

Early pieces had a name, year and edition stamp at the front but on later pieces the stamp has been covered for some reason (possibly because the stamp usualy goes on the back and it looked odd on the front) I have number 12 and I have seen number 55 and both have the name, year and edition stamp so I don't know when the change was made, also early pieces came with a plain grey 'felt base' but later pieces had the normal named base like the rest of the range, I think that this was due to there being a rush to get the piece out but the named 'felts' were not ready so they were released with plain bases.

An artists proof paint sample of this piece was sold at the 1996 Enchantica Extravaganza auction (Lot No.20) for 150

Two others were sold in the 1997 auction (Lot No.s 7 & 8) for 420 & 310

 

In the two pictures below you can see that the early pieces had a name, year and edition stamp on the front but as shown in the second photo the stamp has been covered for some reason on later pieces - possibly because the stamp usualy goes on the back and it looked odd on the front - (later version owned by Jo and Del Nutting)

Another strange oddity with this piece is that early pieces had a plain grey 'felt' base but later pieces had a named base like the rest of the range, as seen in the two photos below (later version owned by Jo and Del Nutting)

This piece came with a numbered certificate in a card folder
6502griffin_pride_certificate.jpg fables_certificatefolder_stood.jpg

The photo below shows a paint trial, painted in more natural 'Lion' colours and I'm sure that you will agree that it is much better looking in this guise. To see more photos click here

  (The standard version is owned by me and the 'Lion' coloured version is owned by Jo & Del Nutting)