Bantam Agatha Christie – Ephemera Collection
About this gallery
This is a “bonus” page for those who collect the Bantam Agatha Christie Mystery series. It’s a lot of fun to track down obscure details about this series, and collector/sleuth Jonathan W has been an absolute champion in this regard, photographing and sharing all sorts of documents from his own collection. If you arrived here by mistake and are interested in the history of the collection and a complete list of titles, please instead visit the primary Collecting the Bantam Agatha Christie Mystery Collection page.
But if you indeed have navigated your way here because you are a curious collector, then I hope you enjoy the gallery ephemera gallery below! Clicking on the images will enlarge them. And of course, do drop me a line if you have other ephemera to share…
Here we have an example of a letter that accompanied one of the volumes in the series, in this case And Then There Were None, first mailed out in February 1983.
It reflects on the storied history of the name changes for this volume, and shares details about the manufacturing of the books in the series – the paper used is a 60-pound, acid-free stock made especially for Bantam by Miami Paper Company, and these early books were printed by Fairfield Graphics in Fairfield, Pennsylvania then shipped from Kingsport, Tennessee.
The Centennial Diary brochure also mentions the Christie Centennial Medallion, inscribed with the words “Agatha Christie 100th Anniversary Celebration” which the brochure suggests would make a good paperweight.