I love Agatha Christie, though I came to her relatively late compared to many other readers. So many people have told me they first read her when they were young. She is often the first adult author many readers had been exposed to. Now I am slowly working my way through her mysteries and have been reading Miss Marple in order. She is one of my reliable comfort reads.
"Dame Agatha Christie, one of the most famous mystery and crime writers of all time, was born in Torquay in 1890. She spent holidays on Burgh Island in the 1930s and drew inspiration for some of her plots from local people and places. The island features as Smugglers' Island in Evil Under the Sun and here, Hercule Poirot, stayed at the Jolly Roger Hotel."
The images (top to bottom, left to right): Greenaway House, Dartmouth and Paignton Railway, Oldway Mansion, Elberry Cove, Burgh Island, Churston Ferrers, Torquay, and Dartmoor. I shared another Agatha Christie postcard here.
The stamps on the back include two 2op Queen stamps and a 56p Edward VII Ludlow Box stamp--these are always attached to buildings and never free standing and have the initials of the reigning monarch at the time the box was made. This particular box is found at Bodiam in East Sussex.
And the card has a matching stamp (and a matching 'puff' sticker--all very cool). This time the card had a 90p (increased international postage?) Elizabeth II Type A Wall Box stamp.
Many thanks to Scriptorsenex for these great cards and matching stamps--not only wonderful images but a bit of history as well.