Jalapa (Xalapa, Halapa)

Jalapa, dos reales plate 3.

Jalapa is located in the state of Veracruz. It was the 11th largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 11th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.48 reales. Jalapa (de Enriquez) had about 37,200 inhabitants in 1867.

Jalapa had 16 (17?) sub-offices: Altotonga, Atzalan, Cerro de Leon, Coatepec (San Geronimo Coatepec), Jalacingo, Jicaltepec, Misantla, Naolingo, Papantla, Paso de Novillos (?), Perote, San Juan de los Llanos, Teteles, Teziutlan, Tlapacoyan (Santa Maria Tlapacoyan), Tlatlauquitepec (Tlatlauquitepeque) and Zacapoastla (Zacapoaxtla).

The following consignments were made according to Chapman:
  Day Month Year Invoice # Medio Un Dos Cuatro Ocho
Sent 30 8 1856 24 5760 4740 2040 300 780
Sent 19 11 1856 80 3000 3000 3000    
Sent 31 1 1857 21   3000 6000 600 600
Sent 4 5 1857 87     1900    
Sent 3 6 1857 112 600   2850    
Sent 15 7 1857 141     3800    
Sent 1 9 1857 174   3000 4750 360  
Sent 10 11 1857 223 300 6000      
Sent 7 12 1857 251     4750    
Returned 21 12 1857     -120      
Sent 23 1 1858 8   2000 2850    
Sent 9 2 1858 23       600 300
Sent 26 4 1858 57   2000 1900 300  
Sent 4 6 1858 76   2000 1900 300  
Sent 2 8 1858 110   1000 950    
Sent 30 8 1858 135   1000 1900    
Sent 7 10 1858 157   3000 2850    
Sent 2 5 1859 55   1000 1900    
Sent 20 6 1859 67 60 200 190   60
Sent 28 7 1859 78 120 400 380    
Sent 8 11 1859 111 600 2000   60 60
Sent 6 3 1860 29   600 760    
Sent 21 7 1860 71   400 190 60 60
Sent 15 11 1860 97 120 50 60    
Sent 31 12 1860 113 300 400 380 60 60
Sent 7 2 1861 35 600 400 380 100 50
Sent 22 2 1861 58 2400 800   100  
Sent 14 3 1861 72 6400        
Sent 4 4 1861 84 6400        
Total sent       28 26660 36870 45680 2840 1970
Returned                  
Total Used 114020 28 26660 36870 45680 2840 1970
Distribution         23.38% 32.34% 40.06% 2.49% 1.73%
Distribution vs. all stamps         3.50% 2.66% 2.84% 1.86% 2.10%

The Jalapa overprint is approximately 14½ by 2 mm including leading and trailing dots. It's generally nicely struck.

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

Forgeries from Jalapa are uncommon.

 

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