Guadalupe Y Calvo, red Sz 155
Chihuahua is located in the state of Chihuahua. It was the 16th largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 14th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.76 reales. Chihuahua had about 12,000 inhabitants around 1861.
Chihuahua had 11 sub-offices: Abasolo, Allende (Valle de San Bartolome), Batopila, Batosegachic, Chinapas, Guajuquilla, Guadalupe y Calvo, Parral, Rio Florido (Villa Coronado), Rosales and Santa Rosalia.
|Distribution vs. all stamps||2.28%||1.79%||1.55%||2.30%||1.97%|
According to Roberto Liera (Mexicana, April 1996, "The High Value Stamps of
the 1861 Issue"), the distribution of the cuatro and ocho reales stamps was
2,100 cuatro reales black on yellow
300 cuatro reales dull rose on yellow
1,120 ocho reales black on brown
120 ocho reales green on brown
Chihuahua used the same overprint as in 1856. It's generally nicely struck.
It seems that the overprint is generally applied vertically on this issue, the opposite of what was the norm on the 1856 issue. It is generally believed that stamps from the first invoice had the name applied horizontally - as on the 1856 issue - while the name was applied vertically on all following stamps sent.
On average, the stamps have normal margins for the issue.
Forgeries from Chihuahua exist. A MEPSI certificate is recommended.
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