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    The Lavender Hill Mob (Rank, 1951). Very Fine- on Linen. British Three Sheet (38" X 76.5") Ronald Searle Artwork.
    One of Ealing Studio's best-loved comedies is this heist film starring Alec Guinness and Stanley Holloway as two mild-mannered working class men who concoct a scheme to steal a million pounds of gold bullion. What makes this poster so unique is that the image is completely illustrated, including background artwork by famous British cartoonist Robert Searle. Light touchup has been applied to address fold wear, a few moderate tears, and slight paper loss. There are a few unaddressed creases and smudges, and some of the aforementioned issues are still visible. The distributor's name is printed on a paper snipe which reads "J. Arthur Rank," with nothing beneath the snipe indicating that the omission of the original distributors was a printing mistake. British three sheets from this period are very rare due to the small quantities printed. A wonderful find from this classic English comedy! Very Fine- on Linen.


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