Merida is located in the state of Yucatan. It was the 17th largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 16th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.84 reales. Merida had about 24,000 inhabitants in 1861.
Merida had 7 sub-offices: Espita, Hunucma, Sisal, Tekax, Tizimin, Valladolid and Yzamal (Izamal).
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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
2,693 cuatro reales black on yellow
240 cuatro reales dull rose on yellow
1,190 ocho reales black on brown
0 ocho reales green on brown
The Merida overprint is approximately 15 by 2 mm, with leading and trailing dots. It's generally nicely struck.
On average, the stamps have normal margins for the issue.
Forgeries from Merida exist. A MEPSI certificate is recommended.
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