Hermosillo, dos reales.
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Hermosillo is located in the state of Sonora. It was the 40th largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 37th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 2.79 reales. Hermosillo had about 12,000 inhabitants in 1861.

Hermosillo had 1 sub-office: Guaymas.

The following consignments were made according to Chapman:
  Day Month Year Invoice # Medio Un Dos Cuatro Ocho
Sent 19 4 1861 126 576 526 1020 300 520
Total Sent       1 576 526 1020 300 520
Total Used 2942     1 576 526 1020 300 520
Distribution         19.58% 17.88% 34.67% 10.20% 17.68%
Distribution vs. all stamps         0.30% 0.06% 0.11% 0.29% 0.83%

No used copies of the ocho reales stamps are known to exist today. A few splits of the 4R and 8R stamps are known.

The Hermosillo overprint is approximately 21 by 2 mm, with leading and trailing dots, but they do not always show well. It's generally nicely struck.

On average, the stamps have normal margins for the issue.

Forgeries from Hermosillo exist. A MEPSI certificate is recommended.


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