Colima

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Colima is located in the state of Colima. It was the 43th largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 42th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 2.12 reales. Colima had about 31,800 inhabitants in 1850.

Colima had no sub-offices. Note: according to Victoria Benozio, Colima did have one sub-office: Manzanillo. At least one stamp is known with a manuscript overprint.

The following consignments were made according to Chapman:
  Day Month Year Invoice # Medio Un Dos Cuatro Ocho
From Morelia, June 1858         50 2912 978   4
Sent 15 1 1859 9 600 1000 1900 300 300
Total sent       1 650 3912 2878 300 304
Returned                  
Total Used 8044 1 650 3912 2878 300 304
Distribution         8.08% 48.63% 35.78% 3.73% 3.78%
Distribution vs. all stamps         0.09% 0.28% 0.18% 0.20% 0.32%

Colima was under Morelia until June, 1858, when it became a principal office. The first stamps were delivered from Morelia, and only one small consignment was delivered directly from Mexico City.
All dos reales stamps are from plate III.

See also Morelia.

Colima did not overprint their stamps.

Forgeries from Colima exist. A MEPSI certificate is recommended.

 

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