Del Boy Trotter might call the winner a bit of a plonker, but this week one lucky bidder got to take home an Only Fools & Horses script once owned by David Jason. And they only paid £4,100 for the pleasure. Lovely Jubbly!
The script in question was for the iconic Heroes and Villains Christmas special, which saw Del and his brother Rodney take to the streets of Peckham dressed as Batman and Robin.
The costumes of the caped crusader and his trusty sidekick had already sold at an auction at Bonham’s back in 2007.
Jason had underlined all his dialogue throughout the script, bringing an added sense of nostalgia to the item. Other lots snapped up by fans included Del Boy’s flat cap, Trigger’s road-sweeping medal and a prop cheque, which eventually sold for £9,100.
The John Sullivan sitcom broadcast its last episode in 2003, but the fans love of the show lives on – most recently through a musical in London’s West End.
Back in 2016, Gold brought most of the original cast back together for a 6-part documentary series. It explored 64-episode run of the comedy that many call the nation’s favourite.
The only Fools & Horses sale took place at East Bristol Auctions. The establishment has a history of selling comedy memorabilia. Back in 2012 it made news when it sold a handwritten version of Ronnie Barker’s Fork Handles script for a whopping £28,000.
It also sold what was believed to be the last copy of the Fallen Madonna painting from BBC sitcom ‘Allo ‘Allo! The comedy painting played a large part in many of the sitcom’s storylines. It fetched £15,000 at auction.