Merida, un real.
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Merida is located in the state of Yucatan. It was the 18th largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 16th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.57 reales. Merida had about 20,000 inhabitants in 1850.
Merida had 11 sub-offices: Espita, Izamal (Ysamal), Maxcanu, Motul, Sisal, Tekax, Temax, Ticul, Tizimin, Tunkas and Valladolid.
|Distribution vs. all stamps||2.15%||1.40%||0.93%||2.32%||2.23%|
10,740 of the un real stamps were from the small plates, while only 8,670 were from the large plates. 6,060 dos reales were from the early (small) plates, while 8,850 were from plate III.
The Merida overprint is approximately 15 by 2 mm. It's generally nicely struck.
On average, the stamps are cut close.
Forgeries from Merida exist. A MEPSI certificate is recommended.
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