Agatha Christie Rare Books And Memorabilia

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Agatha Christie Rare Books And Memorabilia

Agatha Christie Rare Books And Memorabilia are collectible items relating to the British crime novelist Agatha Christie.

Brief history/biography

Dame Agatha Christie was born on September 15th, 1890 and died on January 12th, 1976. Christie became an international phenomenon for her 66 British detective crime novels, short stories, and plays, and she also wrote romances under the pen name Mary Westmacott.

Some of her most notable work includes her first book, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920), The Secret Adversary (1922), The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926), The Mystery of the Blue Train (1928), Lord Edgware Dies (1933), Murder in Mesopotamia (1936), Hercule Poirot's Christmas (1938), Ten Little Niggers (1939), and They Came to Baghdad (1951), to name a few.

Many of her plays have been adapted into novels by other authors (such as Spider's Web, Love from a Stranger and A Murder is Announced), as well as films (such as Ten Little Indians, Death on the Nile, And Then There Were None, and Murder on the Orient Express). There have also been numerous television adaptations of her crime novels as well, along with video games, graphic novels and much more.

Types of memorabilia

Books

Sotheby's in London sold:

  • The first edition copy of Hercule Poirot's Christmas (1939) for £6,600 in December of 2006
  • The first edition copy of The Mystery of the Blue Train (1928) for £4,560 in December of 2006.
  • The first edition copy of Murder in Mesopotamia (1936) for £4,080 in December of 2006.

Swann Galleries, Inc. in New York sold:

  • The first edition copy of The Murder of Roger Ackroyd for $6,000 in April of 2005
  • The first English edition copy of The Mystery of the Blue Train (1928) for $8,000 in April of 2005.
  • The first English edition of Hercule Poirot's Christmas (1938) which was also signed by Christie for $4,600 in April of 2005.
  • The first edition copy of Lord Edgware Dies (1933) for $3,600 in April of 2005.

PBA Galleries in San Francisco, California sold the first British edition copy of The Mysterious Affair At Styles (1921) for $4,000 in December of 2007.

Christie's in New York sold:

  • The first edition copy of The Secret Adversary (1922) for $2,271 in September of 2002.
  • The first American editions of Death Comes As the End (1945), Sparkling Cyanide (1945), The Hollow (1946), Crooked House (1949), They Came to Baghdad (1951), They Do It With Mirrors (1952), Destination Unknown (1954), Hickory Dickory Dock. London and Sydney, (1955), Dead Man's Folly (1956), 4.50 from Paddington (1957), Ordeal by Innocence (1958), Cat Among the Pigeons (1959) and 14 other first edition copies of Christie's books for $1,725 in December of 1996.
  • The first edition copy of The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920) for $5,378 in September of 2002.
  • The first edition copy of The Mysterious Mr. Quin (1930) for $3,680 in December of 1996.
  • The first edition copy of The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920) for $9,202 in September of 2002.

Guide for collectors

First edition copies of any of Christie's books are considered to be the most rare and valuable, especially if the copy was once signed by Christie.

Restoration of a first edition copy of Christie's books is not recommended.

For more information regarding where to find Agatha Christie memorabilia, (including more information on how to "swap and sell" Christie memorabilia), visit agathachristie.com

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