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Wht did Terry Wrote about the Thrup?ny Dreadful?

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Wht did Terry Wrote about the Thrup´ny Dreadful?

Postby Ninereeds » Mon Feb 14, 2005 02:48 pm

Does someone have the text he wrote about the assassin dreadful? I cannot find it on the website...
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Postby Moogworzel » Mon Feb 14, 2005 09:48 pm

Yeah, I've got it. Do you want a photocopy?
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Postby Tom » Mon Feb 14, 2005 09:58 pm

The Thrup’ny Dreadful (‘the Zombie stamp’)
As written by Terry Pratchett December 2004


This, one of the first Guild stamps, was printed for the Guild of Assassins with Post Office licence but, alas, not with skilled oversight. On the first run the denomination was left off, perhaps because the Assassins felt unable to spoil the look of their coat of arms. A more insurmountable problem, however, was that purchasers claimed to feel unaccountably ill after licking, and in one case claimed to be unaccountably dead. There was also a pervasive rumour that someone known to the friend of a friend had been found dead after eating twelve of the stamps concealed in a beetroot sandwich by his wife, though the Watch deny any knowledge of such a case.

Whatever the truth of the matter, the stamp sold only to vampires and other members of the city’s undead community until in desperation the Post office began to sell them already affixed to envelopes which were printed with the warning in red: ‘Do Not, Repeat Not Lick, and signed by Assistant Postmaster Groat. There are fewer than a hundred of these known to be in existence

Some unused stamps turn up from time to time. They have been known to kill snails. Collectors should be sure they are handled with tweezers, or for preference, by somebody else.
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Postby Ninereeds » Tue Feb 15, 2005 08:16 am

Thanks for the help. :D
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