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Carry On Cowboy poster – £1400 at Ewbank’s.

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A collection of 23 Carry On posters was offered at Ewbank’s (30% buyer’s premium inc VAT) in Surrey on August 30 including three of the hardest-to-find images. All made four-figure sums.

A poster for Carry On Constable (1960), the fourth film in the series, with a design featuring four characters in police helmets taking a shower, sold at £1100. The classic poster featuring artwork by Tom Chantrell for Carry On Cabby (1963), the film in which Sid James made his debut, took £1700.

There were three versions of the UK poster for Carry on Cowboy (1965), the 11th in the series of 31 films, with the rarest and most desirable again by Chantrell. It sold at £1400 (guide £500-800).