Ixtlahuaca

Ixtlahuaca, un real.
This scarce stamp belongs to Doug Stout.

Ixtlahuaca is located in the state of Mexico. It was the 44th largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 44th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.65 reales. (San Andres) Ixtlahuaca had around 1,500 inhabitants in 1856.

Ixtlahuaca had 1 sub-office: Anguangeo. According to Odfjell, Temascalcingo was also under Ixtlahuaca.

The following consignments were made according to Chapman:
  Day Month Year Invoice # Medio Un Dos Cuatro Ocho
Sent 4 9 1856 45 360 240 120 120 60
Sent 7 4 1857 68   400 760    
Sent 15 6 1858 81   400 380    
Sent 25 9 1858 150 180 1000 950 60 60
Total sent       4 540 2040 2210 180 120
Returned         -22 -635 -324 -41 -40
Total Used 4028 4 518 1405 1886 139 80
Distribution         12.86% 34.88% 46.82% 3.45% 1.99%
Distribution vs. all stamps         0.07% 0.10% 0.12% 0.09% 0.09%

The first consignment contained dos reales stamps presumably in the emerald color. Very few of those stamps are known to exist today.

Ixtlahuaca later (1867) became a sub-office of Toluca.

The Ixtlahuaca overprint is approximately 19 by 2 mm. It is generally clearly struck.

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

Forgeries of Ixtlahuaca exist. A MEPSI certificate is recommended.

 

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