Oernant Tramway Post

This was a  postal service operated by the owners of the horse-drawn Oernant Tramway which transported slate from the quarries atop Horseshoe Pass down to the canal near Llangollen in Victorian times.  The fee was ½d per letter in addition to any Royal Mail charges.

 

From 1848-1852 overprinted surcharges on Royal Mail stamps were used.  These were later replaced by a pair of labels printed se tenant with roulette perforations.

 

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Oernant Tramway Post

SK NumberTypeDescription
1a11d QV Red-brown (SG8) overprinted OERNANT TRAMWAY ½ d Surcharge. Imperforate
1b1d QV Pale rRed-brown (SG9) overprinted OERNANT TRAMWAY ½ d Surcharge. Imperforate
1cUsed on cover with Llangollen postmark and Maltese cross cancellation
22Quarry scene. Black on yellow
2cUsed on cover with horse-shoe cancellation
33½ d Horse drawn slate train. Black on yellow
3cUsed on cover with horse-shoe cancellation
3d½ d Diabolo. Four changes from SK3

scan0003 1c

scan0004 2c

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2 & 3 se tenant pair

Diablo 3d

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