Del Boy's Nelson Mandela House cocktail bar could be yours for just £3,000

It's described by the auction house as an 'icon of British Comedy'; Del Trotter's cocktail bar is heading to auction at East Bristol Auctions with a £3,000 - £5,000 estimate, with an opening bid of £1,800.

Del Boy Only Fools and Horses cocktail bar at East Bristol Auctions
Image: East Bristol Auctions


If you're not English we may have lost you already!

The home cocktail bar from the BBC TV series Only Fools and Horses, owned by the character Del Boy, played by actor Sir David Jason, is heading to auction in the UK.

The bar, which featured heavily in the TV series, is a ribbed leatherette design which has been signed by eleven cast members including Jason, Christopher Ryan (Tony), Sue Holderness (Marlene), Nick Stringer (Jumbo), Roy Marsden (Danny Driscoll), Helen Blizzard (Trudy), Philip Pope (Tony Angelino), Antoni Corone (Rico), Andree Bernard (Nerys), John Moreno (Enrico), Mike Carnell (Towser) and Lee Gibson (Cabaret singer).

The item is sold with a letter of authenticity from the Only Fools and Horses Appreciation Society. 

The auction features a number of recognisable pieces of memorabilia from the Only Fools and Horses TV shows including Del Boy's Motorola 8500X brick mobile phone, a crucial prop in Del's pursuit of a city-boy appearance.

Signed by Sir David Jason the phone is available with an estimate of £350 - £450

Del's house phone, a 1973 American Telecommunications Corp candlestick telephone, also signed by Jason is also available at a £350 - £450 estimate.  

Perhaps the most recognisable piece of memorabilia is a replica van panel of the Trotter's famous bright yellow Reliant Robin bearing the famous 'Trotters Independent Traders' logo.

Trotter Independent Traders van panel signed by Only Fools and Horses cast
Image: East Bristol Auctions


Signed by 16 cast members the panel could be yours for £2,000 - £3,000.

About your Author:

Adrian Roose has over 30 years’ experience covering all aspects of the rare stamp & memorabilia industry during which he has sold over £50m of unique items, helping build collections for Royalty, household name celebrities and 1,000s of collectors around the world.

Adrian was previously a Director at Stanley Gibbons, a Board Member of Stampex, and Executive Director of Paul Fraser Collectibles, PFC Auctions and JustCollecting, prior to founding The Memorabilia Club.

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