Lovely jubbly! Royal Mail celebrates 40th anniversary of Only Fools And Horses with new stamps

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Lovely jubbly! The 40th anniversary of the start of Only Fools And Horses is being honoured with a new set of stamps.

The Royal Mail has revealed the designs of 12 stamps referencing the hit BBC comedy.

Eight of them depict scenes and one-liners from the sitcom, while four others show the main Trotter characters Del Boy, Rodney, Grandad and Uncle Albert, alongside their catchphrases.

(Royal Mail/PA) Credit: Royal Mail/PA

Del Boy’s reads: “This time next year, we’ll be millionaires!”

Only Fools And Horses first aired in 1981 and featured the escapades of market trader Del Boy – played by Sir David Jason – and his less streetwise younger brother Rodney, played by Nicholas Lyndhurst.

Its seventh regular series aired in 1991 and was followed by sporadic Christmas specials until the show ended in 2003.

Sir David and Lyndhurst reprised their roles as Del Boy and Rodney for a 2014 Sport Relief special starring David Beckham.

Royal Mail stamp strategy manager Philip Parker said: “The superb writing, comic one-liners and the warmth and idiosyncrasies of its characters made Only Fools And Horses one of the most loved TV comedies of all time.

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“We celebrate 40 years of the Trotters’ wheeling and dealing, with new stamps revisiting some of the show’s classic moments.”

One of the stamps features the scene where Del Boy falls through a bar in a pub, which last year was voted as the nation’s most memorable TV moment in a poll by Virgin Media for the Bafta TV Awards.

The stamps will be on sale from February 16.

They will also be available for purchase as a full set in a presentation pack from the Royal Mail’s website.