Cuautitlan

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Cuautitlan is located in the state of Mexico. It was the 40th largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 40th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.64 reales. Cuautitlan had about 5,200 inhabitants around 1888.

Cuautitlan had 3 sub-offices: Tepotzotlan, Tlalnepantla and Zumpango.

The following consignments were made according to Chapman:
  Day Month Year Invoice # Medio Un Dos Cuatro Ocho
Sent 30 8 1856 16 360 240 120 120 60
Sent 7 1 1857 8   120 120    
Sent 11 3 1857 53   180 380 60 60
Sent 8 4 1857 69   400 760    
Sent 29 1 1858 18   200 190    
Sent 23 6 1858 85 60 200 190 60 60
Sent 6 10 1858 156 120 400 380    
Sent 8 3 1859 38 120 200 190 60  
Sent 11 8 1859 82   200 190    
Sent 4 2 1861 17 16 60 20 4 4
Sent 16 2 1861 47 50 150 40    
Sent 2 4 1861 82 400        
Total sent       12 1126 2350 2580 304 184
Returned                  
Total Used 6544 12 1126 2350 2580 304 184
Distribution         17.21% 35.91% 39.43% 4.65% 2.81%
Distribution vs. all stamps         0.15% 0.17% 0.16% 0.20% 0.20%

None of the medio and cuatro reales stamps are known to exist today. A possibly unique copy of the ocho reales has a MEPSI certificate. The un and dos reales stamps are scarce to rare. Only 240 of the dos reales stamps sent were from plate I, in the emerald shade, and none are known to exist.

The Cuautitlan overprint is approximately 16½ by 2 mm. without dots.

It appears that not all stamps from Cuautitlan were overprinted.

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

Forgeries from Cuautitlan exist. A MEPSI certificate is recommended.

 

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