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Royal Mail releases lovely jubbly set of stamps to mark 40 years of Only Fools And Horses

Del Boy’s in another sticky situation: Royal Mail releases lovely jubbly set of stamps to mark 40 years of Only Fools And Horses

  • The comedy first aired in 1981 and featured the escapades of Del and Rodney 
  • New designs have been released showing beloved characters and moments
  • The stamps will be available from February 16 as a full set in a presentation pack

The Royal Mail has revealed 12 new ‘cushty’ designs of Only Fools and Horses characters and classic moments to honour the show’s 40th anniversary.

New stamp designs referencing the hit BBC comedy have been released with 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.

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.

Four stamp designs next to Del Boy and Rodney pictured with the iconic Trotters Independent Traders three-wheel van

This design shows Del and Rodney at the moment they realised they had finally become millionaires

This design shows Del and Rodney at the moment they realised they had finally become millionaires

One of the funniest moments of the entire series showing Rodney's reaction to Del Boy blowing up the tour bus for the Jolly Boy's Outing

One of the funniest moments of the entire series showing Rodney’s reaction to Del Boy blowing up the tour bus for the Jolly Boy’s Outing

Rodney and Cassandra on the episode 'The Unlucky Winner Is' in which Rodney has to pose as a 14-year-old and join a kid's club on holiday, The Groovy Gang!

Rodney and Cassandra on the episode ‘The Unlucky Winner Is’ in which Rodney has to pose as a 14-year-old and join a kid’s club on holiday, The Groovy Gang!

A young Rodney in the eary days of the series and his classic, sarcastic catchphrase 'cosmic'

A young Rodney in the eary days of the series and his classic, sarcastic catchphrase ‘cosmic’ 

One of the most iconic moments in British comedy history - Del Boy falls through the bar as a bewlidered Trigger wonders what has happened

One of the most iconic moments in British comedy history – Del Boy falls through the bar as a bewlidered Trigger wonders what has happened

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.

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

Del Boy and Boycie have a heated, high-stakes poker match in which both of the dodgy dealers pull out all the cards

Del Boy and Boycie have a heated, high-stakes poker match in which both of the dodgy dealers pull out all the cards

Marlene and her 'baby' Duke the Great Dane who spent an unlucky week in the small flat in Nelson Mandela House

Marlene and her ‘baby’ Duke the Great Dane who spent an unlucky week in the small flat in Nelson Mandela House

Del Boy and his iconic catchphrase 'this time next year, we'll be millionaires!'

Del Boy and his iconic catchphrase ‘this time next year, we’ll be millionaires!’

Grandad was part of the original line-up until the actor, Lennard Pearce, sadly passed away at the age of 69 - he appeared in 23 episodes

Grandad was part of the original line-up until the actor, Lennard Pearce, sadly passed away at the age of 69 – he appeared in 23 episodes

Uncle Albert, played by Buster Merryfield, was introduced after Grandad died and became one of the most loved characters - an unlucky sailor who 'during the war' sank on every boat he ever served on

Uncle Albert, played by Buster Merryfield, was introduced after Grandad died and became one of the most loved characters – an unlucky sailor who ‘during the war’ sank on every boat he ever served on

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.

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