Plate III, pos. 1
Alleged Acapulco cancel
Acapulco is located in the state of Guerrero. It was the 35th largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 32th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 2.52 reales. Acapulco (de Juarez) had about 3,000 inhabitants in 1867.
Acapulco had 3 sub-offices: Ometepec, San Geronimo and Tecpan de Galeana.
|Sent||18||4||1861||92||394||530||1510||1680||480||Lost - replaced by #158|
|Distribution vs. all stamps||0.51%||0.19%||0.16%||1.61%||0.76%|
Perhaps more often than not, these stamps are found without overprint. They are therefore only recognizable by their cancel. The best indication would of course be if they are found on cover sent from Acapulco.
The Acapulco overprint is approximately 19 by 2 mm, with leading and trailing
dots. It's generally nicely struck.
Forged overprints have the trailing dot at the foot of the "O".
On average, the stamps have normal margins for the issue.
Forgeries from Acapulco exist. A MEPSI certificate is recommended.
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