Guadalupe Hidalgo

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Guadalupe Hidalgo was located in the state of Valle de Mexico (now in Mexico D.F.). It was the 56th largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 57th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.09 reales. Guadalupe Hidalgo had about 3,100 inhabitants around 1856.

Guadalupe Hidalgo had no sub-offices.

The following consignments were made according to Chapman:
  Day Month Year Invoice # Medio Un Dos Cuatro Ocho
Sent 30 8 1856 21 360 240 120 120 60
Total sent       1 360 240 120 120 60
Returned         -23 -25 -10 -107 -47
Returned               -3  
Total Used 685 1 337 215 110 10 13
Distribution         49.20% 31.39% 16.06% 1.46% 1.90%
Distribution vs. all stamps         0.04% 0.02% 0.01% 0.01% 0.01%

The dos reales stamps were most likely in the emerald shade. Only a few medio real stamps are known to exist today, the other denominations are unknown.

Guadalupe Hidalgo medio real stamps are overprinted MEXICO with dashes. The stamps are only recognizable by their cancel.

Guadalupe Hidalgo was not a district, but a sub-office under Mexico.

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

Forgeries from Guadalupe Hidalgo exist. A MEPSI certificate is recommended.


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