Famous 'Only Fools & Horses' script makes £4,100 at auction

Greer McNally
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LONDON, United Kingdom: The costumes worn by Nicholas Lyndhurst and David Jason in an episode of the British comedy programme "Only Fools and Horses" are modelled by staff during an auction of film and TV costumes from the Angels collection at the Bonham's Auction House in West London, 06 March 2007. The collection includes items from titles such as the Star Wars, Pink Panther, James Bond films. AFP PHOTO/LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)
The costumes worn by Nicholas Lyndhurst and David Jason in an episode of the British comedy programme "Only Fools and Horses" are modelled by staff during an auction of film and TV costumes from the Angels collection at the Bonham's Auction House in West London, 06 March 2007. Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images

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.

Read more: Superfans arrive in droves for 'Only Fools And Horses' musical

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.

Read more: Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst want Only Fools and Horses doc

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.