|Un real, central overprint.|
Monterrey is located in the state of Nuevo Leon. It was the 11th largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 10th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.75 reales. Monterrey had about 13,500 inhabitants in 1861.
Monterrey had 10 sub-offices: Cadereyta Jimenez (Cadereyta), Cerralvo, Charcas, Dr. Arroyo, Lampazos, Linares, Montemorelos, Pesqueria (Pesqueria Grande, Villa de Garcia), San Francisco de Apodaca and Villaldama.
|Distribution vs. all stamps||3.02%||2.77%||2.33%||3.23%||2.83%|
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
2,760 cuatro reales black on yellow
600 cuatro reales dull rose on yellow
1,780 ocho reales black on brown
0 ocho reales green on brown
The Monterrey overprint is approximately 20 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 Monterrey exist. A MEPSI certificate is recommended.
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