It’s a mystery..! Royal Mail issues Special Stamps to mark the novels of the ‘Queen of Crime’, Agatha Christie

  • A new set of six Special Stamps marks the timeless characters and absorbing mysteries of ‘The Queen of Crime’, Agatha Christie
  • In a twist befitting the genre itself, the stamps feature hidden elements, relating to key scenes and principal characters. Amateur sleuths can find them using UV light, body heat and good old fashioned detective work – preferably with a magnifying glass. While not the first time Royal Mail has used these design features on its stamps, it is the first time all three have been combined in a single stamp set
  • Royal Mail has also created a 3D animated version of the artwork on The Mysterious Affair at Styles stamp
  • 2016 marks the centenary of Agatha Christie writing her first detective story – The Mysterious Affair at Styles, in which she introduced the much loved character of Hercule Poirot  to the world
  • The stamps represent some of her greatest novels. Included in the set are: Murder on the Orient Express, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd and A Murder is Announced
  • Christie is the biggest selling novelist of all time
  • The stamps were designed by hat-trick design company co-founder, Jim Sutherland
  • Royal Mail will provide a special handstamp on all mail posted in a postbox in Agatha Christie’s town of birth, Torquay. Mail posted in the box, sited at the junction of Torwood Gardens Road and Babbacombe Road (A379), will have a special handstamp applied for five days from 15-19 September, 2016

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