Zacatecas, medio real
Fresnillo, cancel Sz1866
Zacatecas, un real
Zacatecas is located in the state of Zacatecas. It was the 19th largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 19th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.95 reales. Zacatecas had about 15,500 inhabitants in 1861.
Zacatecas had 15 sub-offices: Aguascalientes, Chalchihuites, Fresnillo, Hacienda del Carro, Huejucar, Nieves, Ojo Caliente, Rincon de Romos, Sain Alto, San Juan del Mesquital (San Juan del Mexquital), Sombrerete, Tlaltenango, Villa Nueva, Villa Ortega del Rio Grande and Xeres (Jeres).
|Distribution vs. all stamps||1.23%||1.29%||1.16%||1.50%||2.52%|
Many of the ocho reales stamps were cut up and used as splits. Whole stamps tend to be rather scarce.
According to Roberto Liera (Mexicana, April 1994, "The High Value Stamps of
the 1861 Issue"), the distribution of the cuatro and ocho reales stamps was
1,560 cuatro reales black on yellow
0 cuatro reales dull rose on yellow
1,284 ocho reales black on brown
300 ocho reales green on brown
The Zacatecas overprint is approximately 21½ by 3 mm, without dots. The letters decrease in size from the first 'Z' to the last 'S'. It's generally nicely struck.
On average, the stamps have normal margins for the issue.
Forgeries from Zacatecas exist. A MEPSI certificate is recommended.
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