||Cuatro reales black.
Saltillo is located in the state of Coahuila. It was the 22nd largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 24th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.75 reales. Saltillo had about 10,000 inhabitants in 1861.
Saltillo had 12 sub-offices: Abasolo (Villa de Cos), Candela, Cienegas, Matamoros, Monclova, Muzquiz, Parras (Parras de la Fuente), Patos (Villa de Vatos), Piedras Negras, San Buenaventura, San Fernando and Viezca.
|Distribution vs. all stamps||1.70%||1.02%||0.88%||1.32%||1.30%|
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
1080 cuatro reales black on yellow
300 cuatro reales dull rose on yellow
700 ocho reales black on brown
120 ocho reales green on brown
The Saltillo overprint is approximately 16½ by 1¾ mm, with leading and trailing dots. It's generally nicely struck.
On average, the stamps have normal margins for the issue.
Forgeries from Saltillo exist. A MEPSI certificate is recommended.
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