Lagos

Lagos, un real.
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Lagos is located in the state of Jalisco. It was the 19th largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 18th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.57 reales. Lagos (de Moreno) had about 9,000 inhabitants around 1856.

Lagos had 9 sub-offices: Atotonilco, Comanja, La Encarnacion, San Juan de los Lagos, San Miguel el Alto, Teocaltiche, Tepatitlan, Villa de la Union and Zapotlanejo.

The following consignments were made according to Chapman:
  Day Month Year Invoice # Medio Un Dos Cuatro Ocho
Sent 7 2 1857 27 600 3000 6000 600 600
Sent 17 6 1857 120 600 1200 3800    
Sent 30 10 1857 218 600 1000   300  
Sent 23 11 1857 235   6000      
Sent 22 4 1858 54 600 1000 3800 300 300
Sent 3 7 1858 92 600   950    
Sent 4 8 1858 114 600 600 570    
Sent 10 9 1858 144   1000 1900    
Sent 13 1 1859 7 1500 3000 2850 600  
Sent 20 6 1860 61 180 200 190    
Sent 4 2 1861 20 150 100 80    
Sent 25 2 1861 62 3200        
Total sent       12 8630 17100 20140 1800 900
Returned                  
Total Used 48570 12 8630 17100 20140 1800 900
Distribution         17.77% 35.21% 41.47% 3.71% 1.85%
Distribution vs. all stamps         1.13% 1.23% 1.25% 1.18% 0.96%

Prior to becoming a district, Lagos was a sub-office under Guadalajara. Stamps from the first four Guadalajara consignments may be found with Guadalajara overprints and Lagos cancels.

Lagos used at least two different overprints:
9 by 2 mm. without dots.
11 by 2¼ mm. without dots.
It's generally weakly struck.

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

Forgeries from Lagos are uncommon.

 

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