Royal Mail has revealed 12 new stamp designs marking the 40th anniversary year of Only Fools And Horses.
Eight of the stamps feature classic Only Fools And Horses scenes and quotes, while a further four stamps, presented in a miniature sheet, depict the main Trotter family characters as individual stamps; Del Boy, Rodney, Grandad and Uncle Albert with a catchphrase for each.
Royal Mail says: "The impact of Only Fools on the life of the nation is demonstrated by many of the show's catchphrases and words having entered common usage. In 2003, the most popular of these, 'lovely jubbly', was listed in the Oxford English Dictionary."
Philip Parker from Royal Mail says: "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 full set of stamps, available in a Presentation Pack priced at £16.20, are available to pre-order at royalmail.com/onlyfoolsandhorses, by phone on 03457 641 641 and in 7,000 Post Offices across the UK. The stamps will be released on 16th February 2021.
As is commonplace with Royal Mail special editions, a selection of additional collectable materials are also being produced and can be ordered from the same website.
Below is a look at the episode-based stamps:
A Losing Streak
Del Risks it all in a game of cards with Boycie, but he has a trick up his sleeve.
Sleeping Dogs Lie
The Trotters agree to look after Boycie and Marlene's beloved dog, Duke, but soon regret it when the Great Dane falls ill.
Sharp-suited Del is keen to make an impression with the yuppies in the wine bar... which is exactly what he does.
A Touch Of Glass
Del and Rodney are poised to catch a priceless chandelier - unfortunately it's not the one Grandad is unscrewing from the ceiling...
The Jolly Boys' Outing
The Nag's Head regulars' annual beano to Margate goes with a bang - and Trigger loses his dolphin.
The Unlucky Winner Is...
Rodney wins a holiday in a painting competition he hadn't even entered - and membership of the Groovy Gang.
Three Men, A Woman And A Baby
Del and Raquel await the birth of their first child. Rodney, however, is worried about what might actually arrive.
Time On Our Hands
Raquel's dad spots something of value in the Trotters' lock-up and this time Del and Rodney really do become millionaires.
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