Lagos is located in the state of Jalisco. It was the 37th largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 36th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 2.01 reales. Lagos (de Moreno) had about 9,000 inhabitants in 1861.
Lagos had 6 sub-offices: Encarnacion, Ojuelos, San Juan del los Lagos, Teocaltiche, Villa de la Union and Zapotlanejo.
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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
480 cuatro reales black on yellow
60 cuatro reales dull rose on yellow
200 ocho reales black on brown
29 ocho reales green on brown
The Lagos overprint is approximately 10 by 1¾ mm, without dots. It's generally nicely struck.
On average, the stamps have normal margins for the issue.
Forgeries from Lagos exist. A MEPSI certificate is recommended.
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