Agatha Christie stamps mark author's centenary

The stamps represent different Agatha Christie novels Credit: Royal Mail

A new set of six special stamps, launched today (15/9), marks the timeless characters and absorbing mysteries of Agatha Christie.

2016 marks the centenary of Agath Christie writing her first detective story - The Myseterious Affair at Style, in which she introduced her much loved character of Hercule Poirot to the world.

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The stamps feature hidden elements, relating to key scenes and principle characters. Amateur sleuths can find them using UV light, body heat and some old fashioned detective work - with a magnifying glass!

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The stamps represent some of the authors greatesy novels.

Included in the set are:

  • Murder on the Orient Express

  • The Mysterious Affair at Styles

  • The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

  • A Murder is Announced

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The Royal Mail will also provide a special handstamp on all mail posted in a postboc in Agatha Christie's town of birth, Torquay.

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The location of the box you need to use is: junction of Torwood Gardens Road and Babbacombe Road (A379)

The stamp will be applied between the 15-19 September, 2016

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