This is the second “Pirate Gold” related cover drawn by Daan Jippes, with Donald, his nephews, and Yellow Beak the parrot. The first was for Donald Duck (Gladstone, 1986 Series) #250 February 1986, illustrating a reprint of the original 1942 story “Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold” by Carl Barks and Jack Hannah.
This story is a sequel to the original 1942 story “Donald Duck Finds Pirate Gold” by Carl Barks and Jack Hannah, from Four Color (Dell, 1942 Series) #9 October 1942 – and its many international reprints. The character of Yellow Beak transcended the “Pirate Gold” tale of Barks and Hannah (adapted from an unproduced Walt Disney Studio cartoon), having similar treasure hunting adventures with such characters as The Seven Dwarfs, Peter Pan, and even Walter Lantz’s Woody Woodpecker. Page four, panel four gives an oblique nod to those “non-duck-continuity” stories, when Yellow Beak names some of his former shipmates as “Young Peter”, “Sharp Woodward”, and “The Seagoin’ Seven”.