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Peckham Spring water from 1992 Only Fools and Horses Christmas special signed by Del Boy sold

Lovely jubbly! A bottle of Peckham Spring Water from 1992, the Only Fools and Horses Christmas special signed by Del Boy, sells for £6,000 at auction

  • East Bristol Auctions saw the famous Christmas episode sell last Friday
  • The bottle was among more than 200 in-game items from the hit show.
  • Twenty million people watched the holiday special episode 30 years ago

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An Only Fools and Horses fan has spent £6,000 on a bottle of Del Boy’s Peckham Spring Water.

The bottle, featured in a 1992 Christmas episode called Mother Nature’s Son, is the only one signed by actor Sir David Jason, who played the cockney smuggler on the cult sitcom.

While the bottle was given to one lucky audience member once filming had wrapped, it sold under the hammer last Friday at East Bristol Auctions and was tipped to see up to £8,000.

The Famous Bottle Was Among More Than 200 Accessories Up For Grabs At The Auction.

The famous bottle was among more than 200 accessories up for grabs at the auction.

Twenty million people tuned in to watch the holiday special episode introducing the bottle 30 years ago.

The episode shows a production line set up in the Trotters’ flat to fill bottles from the kitchen tap ready to be sold.

And this brand of spring water turned out to be quite a success: a major supermarket tested it at the fair, supplying local needs during a drought.

Eventually, the Trotters earn enough money for a Christmas vacation at the Grand Hotel, Brighton.

Millions Of People Tuned In To Watch The Christmas Episode That Featured The Bottle.

Millions Of People Tuned In To Watch The Christmas Episode That Featured The Bottle.

Millions of people tuned in to watch the Christmas episode that featured the bottle.

The Bottle, Which Appears In Mother Nature'S Son, Is The Only One Signed By Actor Sir David Jason.

The Bottle, Which Appears In Mother Nature'S Son, Is The Only One Signed By Actor Sir David Jason.

The bottle, which appears in Mother Nature’s Son, is the only one signed by actor Sir David Jason.

In the final scene, as the Trotter family have gone to sleep in their hotel rooms, the BBC reports that Peckham has no water.

A local warehouse had been contaminated by barrels of the yellow liquid dumped by Del, Denzil, and Trigger from their grandfather’s allotment.

As the blissfully unaware Del turns off the light, a bottle of Peckham Spring on her nightstand glows yellow, indicating that she has been giving the contents of the kegs to her customers.

The label on the glass bottle, signed by Sir David Jason in blue ink, read: ‘Peckham’s purest spring water, drawn from an ancient natural spring discovered by returning Crusaders 800 years ago.

‘The spring is ideally located where the prevailing winds and a sheltered environment together ensure a unique purity among the spring waters.

‘Peckham still is crystal clear spring water, delicious neat or mixed. The diet conscious will find this low sodium pure spring water irresistible.

The bottle was among more than 200 items up for auction, including items from the estate of the late John Challis, who played Boycie on the hit sitcom.

A script for Kenneth MacDonald, who played Mike the Bartender in the 1996 Batman & Robin episode, sold for £5,000.

Del Boy’s Candlestick Phone sold for £750 at the auction, while Del’s curved Cocktail Bar, known as Trotter’s Bar, also sold for £1,600.

It was signed by eleven members of the cast, including Sir David Jason.

A portion of the proceeds from the Estate Of John Challis will be donated to three charities he supported: British Hedgehog Preservation Society, The Cuan Wildlife Rescue and the Tusk Trust.

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