Fur Tor box

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Tamerton Chocolates
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Fur Tor box

#1 Post by Tamerton Chocolates » Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:08 pm

Maybe a silly question, but which is the official Fur Tor letterbox? (if there is such a thing)

Both Cranmere pool & Duck's pool are in the catalogue but I can't find Fur Tor. There is a "Fur Tor - Queen of the moor" listed .. but that only has a 4 digit reference and seems to be away from the tor somewhat.

I also read on the legendary Dartmoor site that the "official" stamp is usually found on the western side of the main stack.

It's the badge I am still missing and I may be in the area again soonish.

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Fur Tor

#2 Post by trekkernod » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:31 am

Hi Tamerton Chocolates,

I thought the Official Fur Tor box was No.19. I think it was deleted for reasons below. Not sure if DNP have replaced / refurbished it yet.
00019 Fur Tor - 585 831. W side in crevice, main outcrop. Official box it was in a sorry state. Although the container was fine, the stamp was off it's backing and no book

The Fur Tor Queen Of The Moor box (No.40156) is much later.
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Fur Tor box

#3 Post by The Wandering Artist » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:26 pm

As far as I recollect the'official' Fur Tor box has long gone, with the wooden box it was sited in still in the 'cave' entrance still there on the west side of main o/c.
However there has been, for a number of years a box sited on a shelf within the 'cave', which may be considered as the box. Do not know who sited it though. (or if it still is on site)

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