Only Fools and Horses stamps mark TV show’s 40th anniversary
Written by Gavin on 2nd February 2021
Four decades of Only Fools and Horses is being marked with a new set of stamps.
Royal Mail has decided to mark the much-loved BBC comedy’s 40th anniversary with the new designs featuring Del Boy, Rodney and their friends.
Eight of the 12 special edition stamps are based on famous one-liners from the sitcom, with the four others focusing on the four main Trotter characters.
Del Boy’s stamp reads: “This time next year, we’ll be millionaires!”
Only Fools and Horses was first broadcast in 1981 and followed the life and times of Peckham market trader Del Boy, played by Sir David Jason, and his less streetwise younger brother Rodney, played by Nicholas Lyndhurst.
They lived with their Granddad and later their Uncle Albert, as well as their partners Raquel and Cassandra.
The seventh series of the show aired in 1991 followed by a number of sporadic Christmas specials before it was officially wound up in 2003.
Del Boy and Rodney were last brought back to life in 2014 for a Sport Relief special featuring 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.
“We celebrate 40 years of the Trotters’ wheeling and dealing, with new stamps revisiting some of the show’s classic moments.”
The stamps will be on sale from 16 February.