Guadalajara

Guadalajara, un real, strip of three
Sz409, Tepic in red.

Guadalajara is the capital of the state of Jalisco. It was the 2nd largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 3rd by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.56 reales. Guadalajara had about 90,000 inhabitants in 1850, dropping to about 68,000 by 1858.

Guadalajara had 61 sub-offices: Acaponeta, Ahuacatlan, Ahualulco, Ameca, Arandas, Atenguilo, Atoyac, Autlan, Ayo el Chico, Barca (La Barca), Bolanos, Ciudad Guzman, Cocula, Colima, Colotlan, Compostela, Cuale, Cuquio, Chapala, Etzatlan, Guachinango, Hostotipaquillo (Ostotipaquillo), Jocotepec, Lagos, La Magdalena, Mascota, Mazamitla, Mesticacan, Nochistlan, Puerto de Ipala (Ipala), Rosa Morada, San Blas, San Gabriel, San Juan de los Lagos, San Miguel el Alto, San Pedro, Santa Ana Acatlan, Santiago, Sayula, Tala, Talpa, Tamazula de Gordiano, Tapalpa, Tecolotlan, Tenamastlan, Teocuitatlan, Tepic, Tequila, Teuchitlan, Tizapan el Alto, Tomatlan, Tonyla (Tonila), Union de Tula, Villa de San Sebastian, Xalostotitlan (Jalostotitlan), Yahualica, Ystlan de Rio (Ixtlan del Rio), Zacoalco, Zapotiltic, Zapotlan and Zapotlanejo.

This is the largest number of sub-offices of any district. Puebla had "only" 34 sub-offices.

The following consignments were made according to Chapman:
  Day Month Year Invoice # Medio Un Dos Cuatro Ocho
Sent 30 8 1856 20 11520 9660 4140 660 1620
Sent 5 11 1856 72 6000 6000   600  
Sent 26 11 1856 82 12000 12000 12000    
Sent 24 1 1857 14     12000 1500 720
Sent 27 3 1857 61   6000 7600    
Sent 4 5 1857 85     11400    
Sent 15 5 1857 98 2400 12000      
Sent 17 6 1857 119     4750    
Sent 15 7 1857 139 3000 6000 7600 600 180
Sent 24 8 1857 167   4000 5700 300 300
Sent 25 9 1857 192   4000 5700    
Sent 5 10 1857 198 1200 4000 7600 300  
Sent 23 11 1857 234 3000 10000   300 300
Sent 4 12 1857 247   4000 5700 300  
Sent 4 12 1857 248 15 264 40    
Returned 4 12 1857   -15 -264 -40    
Sent 29 1 1858 11 1200 8000 7600 600 600
Sent 6 4 1858 45 1200 5000 5700   600
Sent 22 4 1858 53 300 6000 5700 900 300
Sent 26 6 1858 89 300 2000 3800 900 300
Sent 16 8 1858 123 3000   3800    
Sent 9 9 1858 143 1200 6000 5700 600 600
Sent 25 9 1858 151 1500 6000 5700 900 600
Sent 15 3 1859 41 1800 6000 5700 900 900
Sent 27 1 1860 11   1200 1140    
Sent 23 7 1860 72   400 950 300 120
Sent 4 2 1861 18 1500 1000 1000 500 400
Sent 9 3 1861 67 10000        
Total sent       27 61120 119260 130980 10160 7540
Returned         -52 -24 -18   -120
Total Used 328846 27 61068 119236 130962 10160 7420
Distribution         18.57% 36.26% 39.82% 3.09% 2.26%
Distribution vs. all stamps         8.02% 8.61% 8.15% 6.67% 7.93%

Lagos started out as a sub-office, but became a district in early 1857.

Guadalajara used at least three overprints:
22 x 2¼mm with trailing dot.
21 x 2mm with trailing dot.
20 x 1½mm without dots

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

Forgeries from Guadalajara are uncommon.

 

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