Joint issue to celebrate the Year of the Railways & the Railway Letter Service.
The first Isle of Man Railway Letter Stamps were issued in 1971 for use on commemorative occasions. They had a face value of 5p and 7p and were inscribed 'Victorian Steam Railway'.
Product Code: RF98
Product Issue Date: 31st July 2015
Railway Mail Van No.16 was brought back into service and carried mail from Derby Castle to Ramsey, and from Ramsey to Laxey, during the Manx Heritage Transport Festival. The M.E.R. built two vans in-house, numbered 15 and 16, during 1908 at the Derby Castle depot. The two vans were subsequently lettered with ‘G.R. Royal Mail’ on both sides. Mail Van 16 was taken out of service in 1975 and stored in the Ramsey car shed, then moved to the old Homefield Bus Depot in Douglas in 1997.
Product Code: RF99
Product Issue Date: 27th March 2015
To celebrate the 'Year of the Railways', Isle of Man Post Office is pleased to present, in collaboration with M. J. Southall MBE, four official 25p Steam Railway and four Manx Electric Railway (Tramway) stamps, each printed in sheetlets of 10 (5 x 2), depicting Manx stream locomotives one for the Steam, Electric and Snaefel Mountain Railway.