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Only Fools And Horses prop was saved from bin could sell for thousands

A rare water bottle used in ‘Only Fools And Horses’ could sell for a hefty price credit:Bang Showbiz
A rare water bottle used in ‘Only Fools And Horses’ could sell for a hefty price credit:Bang Showbiz

A rare water bottle used in ‘Only Fools And Horses’ could sell for a hefty price.

The prop was used as one of Del Boy’s bottles of Peckham Spring in the 1992 Christmas special of the BBC sitcom, which saw Sir David Jason's character try to sell his tap water as of the mineral variety created “from an ancient and natural source”.

The bottle was kept by a camera operator after filming, and it is being sold by Auctioneum of Bristol with an estimate of £3,000 to £5,000.

The spokesperson for the auction house Andrew Stowe revealed that the prop was rescued from a glass recycling bin, because its owner thought it held no value.

He said: “A couple of hundred bottles were made for filming, and when it concluded, any extras were given away to the cast and crew as souvenirs.”

Andrew then emphasised that the bottle was very rare, as only a small handful are still around.

He added: “Less than 20 are thought to survive, most being lost or thrown away over the years.”

The bottle is part of a British Comedy Auction that is being held by Auctioneum Ltd. on December 8.

Meanwhile, Nicolas Lyndhurst (Rodney Trotter) has been dubbed “the most talented actor” ‘Frasier’ star Kelsey Grammer has ever worked with.

The pair have been working together on the rebooted comedy show for Paramount+, and the American TV icon has nothing but good things to say about Nicolas.

He told Deadline: “He’s stealth warfare. He is just the sneakiest most talented actor I’ve ever worked with.

“We worked together in ­London on the musical, Man of La Mancha [in 2019].

"We made plans to get [our partners] together and we became best friends. So when the idea of Frasier having a best friend came into the mix, it was always Nicholas.

“I asked him when we were back in England if he’d like to be in the new Frasier. He said, 'Are you kidding? I would do anything to work with you again every day for the rest of my life.' The feeling is mutual.”