Campeche

Campeche, un real.
Red overprint, Sz 58
Campeche, dos reales, emerald.
Red overprint, cancel Sz63.
Campeche, dos reales.
Red overprint, Merida box cancel.
Ken Adams recorded none of these,
but one was in NF1, 1989.
Campeche, ocho reales.
Black overprint, Sz 58.

Campeche is the capital of the state of Campeche. It was the 29th largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 26th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.59 reales. Campeche had about 15,500 inhabitants in 1850.

Campeche had 4 or 5 sub-offices: Bolonchen, Calkini, Carmen, Hecelchacan (Hecelchakan, Heqvelchakan) and possibly Becal.

The following consignments were made according to Chapman:
  Day Month Year Invoice # Medio Un Dos Cuatro Ocho
Sent 30 8 1856 18 2940 2520 1020 180 420
Sent 22 4 1857 77   2000 3800 240  
Sent 18 12 1858 185 1500 5000 4750 900 300
Total sent       3 4440 9520 9570 1320 720
Returned           -37 -71 -6 -192
Total Used 25264 3 4440 9483 9499 1314 528
Distribution         17.57% 37.54% 37.60% 5.20% 2.09%
Distribution vs. all stamps         0.58% 0.68% 0.59% 0.86% 0.56%

1,020 2R stamps were from plate I in the emerald shade. The remaining 8,550 2R stamps sent were from plate III. No plate II stamps were ever sent.

The Campeche overprint is approximately 19 by 2 mm in red or black.

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

Forgeries from Campeche are uncommon.

 

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