Oajaca (Oaxaca)

Oajaca, un real plate 1 or 2. Oajaca, dos reales plate 1 emerald.
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Oajaca is located in the state of Oajaca (or Oaxaca). It was the 12th largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 12th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.52 reales. Oajaca (de Juarez) had about 25,000 inhabitants in 1850.

Oajaca had 17 sub-offices: Coixtlahuaca (1861), Cuicatlan, Ejutla (1861), Huajuapam de Leon, Jamiltepec, Juchitan (1861), Miahuatlan, Nochistlan (1861), Ocotlan (1861), Pinotepa, Tehuantepec, Teotitlan, Teposcolula, Tlacolula, Tlaxiaco, Villa Alta de San Idelfonso and Yanhuitlan.

The following consignments were made according to Chapman:
  Day Month Year Invoice # Medio Un Dos Cuatro Ocho
Sent 30 8 1856 28 11520 9660 4140 660 1620
Sent 28 1 1857 18     3000 720  
Sent 27 3 1857 64     3800    
Sent 9 5 1857 92   1000 3800 600  
Sent 9 7 1857 134   1500 3800    
Sent 20 8 1857 163   1500 3800 600  
Sent 6 10 1857 200     3800    
Sent 26 11 1857 239   1000 3800 600  
Sent 14 11 1859 114 900 4000   300 300
Sent 5 6 1860 53   600 570 120  
Sent 20 6 1860 60 1500        
Sent 3 8 1860 76   1000 950    
Sent 31 12 1860 112 300 1000 950 120 60
Sent 5 2 1861 28 600 600 500 300 100
Sent 22 2 1861 59 7200 2400   600  
Sent 9 3 1861 68 16000        
Total sent       16 38020 24260 32910 4620 2080
Returned         -3899 -374   -130  
Returned         -6625 -5      
Total Used 90857 16 27496 23881 32910 4490 2080
Distribution         30.26% 26.28% 36.22% 4.94% 2.29%
Distribution vs. all stamps         3.61% 1.72% 2.05% 2.95% 2.22%

The Oajaca overprint is approximately 14½ by 2 mm. It's generally nicely struck, in black.

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

Forgeries from Oajaca are uncommon.

 

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