Baja California

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Baja California is located in the state of Baja California. It was the 54th largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 53th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 3.42 reales. Baja California had about ?,000 inhabitants in 18??.

Baja California had 2 sub-offices: San Antonio and San Ignacio.

The following consignments were made according to Chapman:
  Day Month Year Invoice # Medio Un Dos Cuatro Ocho
Sent 18 4 1861 120 36 26 60 120 40
Total Sent       1 36 26 60 120 40
Total Used 282     1 36 26 60 120 40
Distribution         12.77% 9.22% 21.28% 42.55% 14.18%
Distribution vs. all stamps         0.02% 0.00% 0.01% 0.12% 0.06%

None of the stamps sent are known to exist today.

The district of Baja California existed until 1863. From 1868 it was known as La Paz.

The Baja California overprint is approximately 20½ by 2 mm, with leading and trailing dots.

No stamps were sent to Baja California between 1864 and 1867, since it was one of the few place under the control of the Government of the Mexican Republic during the French intervention.

Forgeries from Baja California exist. A MEPSI certificate is recommended.


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