|Durango, dos reales.|
Durango is the capital of the state of Durango. It was the 23rd largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 21st by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 2.07 reales. Durango had about 12,400 inhabitants in 1867.
Durango had 13 sub-offices: Cerro Gordo, Cuencame, Gavilanes, Mapimi, Nazas, Nombre de Dios, Papasquiaro, San Dimas, San Juan de Guadalupe, San Juan del Rio, Santiago.
|Distribution vs. all stamps||1.28%||0.71%||0.84%||2.30%||1.62%|
Many of the ocho reales stamps were cut up and used as splits. Whole stamps tend to be rather scarce.
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
1,800 cuatro reales black on yellow
600 cuatro reales dull rose on yellow
1,020 ocho reales black on brown
0 ocho reales green on brown
The Durango overprint is approximately 17 by 2 mm, with trailing dot. It's generally nicely struck.
On average, the stamps have normal margins for the issue.
Forgeries from Durango exist. A MEPSI certificate is recommended.
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