Lerma, un real.
This scarce stamp belongs to Doug Stout.
Lerma is located in the state of Mexico. It was the 41st largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 41st by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.41 reales. Lerma had about 1,300 inhabitants around 1888.
Lerma had 4 sub-offices: Malinalco, Tenancingo, Tenango del Valle and Tianguistengo.
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None of the 600 2R stamps printed from plate I and / or II are known to exist. It's very likely that the second invoice consisted of plate II stamps, due to the late date, just prior to the distribution of plate III stamps.
The Lerma overprint is approximately 12 by 2½ mm. without dots. It's generally nicely struck.
On average, the stamps have normal margins for the issue.
Forgeries from Lerma exist. A MEPSI certificate is recommended.
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