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1957: In 2011, while refurbishing an antique bureau previously owned by Agatha Christie, furniture restorer Clive Payne came across two folded pieces of paper that had slipped down the back of the bureau. One was a telegram from the playwright Noël Coward, dated September 1957, congratulating Christie on the record-breaking 1,998th performance of her murder mystery The Mousetrap in the West End. The other was a 1952 receipt for £24 13s 6d from a certain Miss Elliott, supplier of nightwear and lingerie.

Source: Antiques Trade Gazette, 20 August 2011

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