Super rare Carry On poster trumps the original at auction.

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Comedy Gold...Charles Hawtrey.<br />
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What a Carry On...banned poster set to sell for £3000.<br />
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An incredibly rare movie poster from the slapstick classic Carry On Cleo has finally had the last laugh, 55 years after it was banned from use.<br />
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It's now twice as valuable to movie buffs as the original Cleopatra poster starring Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor that it attempted to lampoon.<br />
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The artwork for the 1964 comedy classic had to be binned after movie bosses of the far more expensive Taylor/Burton film from the previous year had complained about blatant copyright abuse.<br />
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The poster for the original 1963 epic showed Taylor as Cleopatra sprawled on a bed with Burton's Mark Anthony stood over her.<br />
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The tongue-in-cheek Carry On version featured a winking Amanda Barrie and a leering Sid James  stood behind her. <br />
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The Prop Store are also selling an original Cleopatra poster in the same sale with a estimate of £1500...only half the value of the Carry On version.