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April 6, 2018
The Royal Mail has launched a set of six stamps to commemorate the late crime author Agatha Christie and her work.
The stamps will feature six of Christie’s most iconic works including The Mysterious Affair at Styles, Murder on the Orient Express, The Body in the Library, And Then There Were None, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and A Murder is Announced.
The collection also contains hidden clues and references to the murder and mystery of the novels, which can be found using UV light, body heat or a magnifying glass.
The stamps, which launched on the same day as Christie’s birthday, were designed by Hat-Trick Design’s co-founder, Jim Sutherland.
The Agatha Christie catalogue consists of 66 crime novels, six romance novels (under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott), 150 short stories and 19 plays. This year marks the centenary of her writing her first detective story, The Mysterious Affair at Styles.
“I am delighted that, 100 years after she wrote her first detective novel, my grandmother’s works are being celebrated in such a unique way by Royal Mail,” says Mathew Prichard, Christie’s grandson. “The ingenuity of her mysteries is cleverly represented in these distinctive designs, with the use of cutting edge technology–a welcome alliance of the traditional and the modern–adding to the delight. I am certain that Agatha Christie and mystery lovers will relish the puzzles that each stamp presents.”
The stamps are now available at RoyalMail.com/agathachristie.
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