Hermosillo, un real pair.
Right frameline. Cancel Sz 541.
Hermosillo, dos reales, plate III.
Red cancel from Guaymas (Sz 546)
Hermosillo is the capital of Sonora. It was the 23th largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 23th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.65 reales. Hermosillo had about 7,100 inhabitants in 1889 (no data available earlier).
Hermosillo had 4 sub-offices: Alamos, Altar, Guaymas and Ures.
|Distribution vs. all stamps||0.80%||0.94%||0.60%||1.18%||1.35%|
Based purely on the catalog value of the stamps, I would guess that the first consignment contained 2,040 dos reales stamps in the emerald shade, and that the second consignment contained 1,500 dos reales stamps in the olive shade. The catalog value of these stamps is the same, but the emerald shade is more popular with collectors.
On average, the stamps have normal margins for the issue.
The Hermosillo overprint is approximately 17 by 2 mm, in either black or red. It's generally nicely struck.
Forgeries from Hermosillo exist. A MEPSI certificate is recommended.
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