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Sin City

Name: Sin City
Artist: Peter Calvesbert
Collection Name: Treasure Jest
Subset Name: Limited Editions
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Made In: England
Status: Limited
Carving Date: 1998
Release Date: 6/1/1998
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Retirement Date:
Edition Size: 5000
US Issue Price in USD: $600
UK Issue Price in GBP: £425
CAN Issue Price in CND: $950
Category: Box Figurine
Dimensions (Inches): 7.68 x 8.03 x 4.57
Ordering Information: Available at select HK dealers or through the secondary market.

S e c r e t s

Sin City is fourth in the series of signed and numbered multi-compartment limited edition box figurines, featuring the seven deadly sins housed within an overcrowded zoo. Peter says that this piece was an excuse for him to include as many animals in a box as he could (143, not including the seven interior compartments or the humans). Inside each of the compartments is a sin being committed by the zookeeper, who bears strong resemblance to Peter. The loose feathers are a reminder of a collard dove that had a fight with Peterís cat, Algy. The ďAlgy EGLĒ poster refers to Algy breaking his leg two weeks later. A dog falls through the roof, a reference to Murphy who fell through the false ceiling at Martinís factory. An elephant has three earrings, although with the size of his ears, he has room for many more. A duck billed platypus tries to absorb the aphrodisiac properties of the rhino horn. Peterís new Ford Ka is mentioned twice. Martinís dog, Alf, has his name hidden on a tortoiseís back. One of the bears is sick after eating chips, while another has kicked the beak off a flamingo. A meerkat suffers from food poisoning. Noel Wiggins looks out of a gate with one of his Harmony Ball ties. The cancelled Edison poster is a reference that Sin City was not ready in time for this exposition. Each piece is hand-numbered, signed by the artist and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Hallmarks include ©, star, HBC logo, ed.#, and Pc.

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