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Polotitlan is located in the state of Mexico. It was the 50th largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 47th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 3.42 reales. Polotitlan had about 1,200 inhabitants in 1888.

Polotitlan had no sub-offices.

The following consignments were made according to Chapman:
  Day Month Year Invoice # Medio Un Dos Cuatro Ocho
Sent 20 4 1861 140 72 52 120 240 80
Total Sent       1 72 52 120 240 80
Total Used 564     1 72 52 120 240 80
Distribution         12.77% 9.22% 21.28% 42.55% 14.18%
Distribution vs. all stamps         0.04% 0.01% 0.01% 0.23% 0.13%

Only a few of the dos reales stamps are known to exist today, stamps of the other denominations have not been found.

According to Odfjell, some of the stamps from the this consignment were sent to Soyaniquilpam, especially cuatro reales stamps.

Polotitlan was a sub-office under Queretaro.

Polotitlan did not overprint the stamps it received as a Direct Emergency Shipment.

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

Victoria Benozio has provided this little bit of history:

"Polotitlan was a town near Soyaniquilpan, and the Soyaniquilpan post master periodically sent stamps there. This fellow was not very good with rules, he sent a lot of stamps without the district name overprint. So the only way to be sure (and not 100%) if a stamp without name is a direct shipment is to have it on a dated cover."

Forgeries from Polotitlan exist. A MEPSI certificate is recommended.


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