|Monterrey, medio real plate 2, pos. 42.||Monterrey, un real pair.||Monterrey, dos reales plate I, olive.|
Monterrey is located in the state of Nuevo Leon. It was the 22nd largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 21st by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.61 reales. Monterrey had about 14,000 inhabitants in 1850.
Monterrey had 15 (16?) sub-offices: Agualeguas, Apodaca, Bustamante, Cadereyta (Cadereyta de Jimenez), Cerralvo (?), Doctor Arroyo, Lampazos, Linares, Marin, Montemorelos, Pesqueria (Pesqueria Grande, Villa de Garcia), Rinconada, Salinas Victoria, Santa Catarina, Teran and Villaldama.
|Distribution vs. all stamps||0.95%||0.92%||0.95%||0.79%||1.15%|
There were no dos reales stamps in the emerald shade sent to Monterrey. Only stamps in the olive shade have been found, so it seems that all 2,040 dos reales stamps in the first consignment were in the olive shade.
The Monterrey overprint is approximately 20 by 2 mm with leading and trailing dots. It's generally nicely struck.
On average, the stamps have normal margins for the issue.
Forgeries from Monterrey are uncommon.
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