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NEW ZEALAND
1989

Inspector/Superintendent Roderick Alleyn

Ngaio Marsh
1899-1982

March 1, 1989, Scott #949, 80¢
Litho., perf 12½

                       

Chief Inspector (later Superintendent) Roderick Alleyn, of Scotland Yard, is a suave, urbane and charming policeman who happens to be of aristocratic background; tall and lean, good-looking and scholarly, he invites comparison with Lord Peter Wimsey, but is rather more practical and modest. In Artists in Crime (1938), he meets his wife, Agatha Troy, who is a renowned portrait painter and (like Wimsey's wife Harriet) a, strong-minded and independent woman.

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the other stamps in the set:

#946
Katherine
Mansfield

#947
James K.
Baxter

#948
Bruce
Mason