San Luis Potosi

San Luis Potosi, un real.
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San Luis Potosi is located in the state of San Luis Potosi. It was the 8th largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 8th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.56 reales. San Luis Potosi had about 11,000 inhabitants in 1850.

San Luis Potosi had 20 sub-offices: Armadillo, Catorce, Cedral, Ciudad de la Concepcion (Ciudad de Maiz), Charcas, Espiritu Santo, Fresnillo, Guadalcazar, Hedionda, Jaral, Matehuala, Moctezuma, Pinos, Rio Verde, Salinas del Penon Blanco, Santa Maria del Rio, Tierra Nueva, Tula de Tamaulipas, Venado and Villa de San Francisco.

The following consignments were made according to Chapman:
  Day Month Year Invoice # Medio Un Dos Cuatro Ocho
Sent 30 8 1856 32 11520 9660 4140 660 1620
Sent 10 12 1856 90 6000 6000      
Sent 21 2 1857 40   3000 6000    
Sent 27 3 1857 62     7980 420  
Sent 4 5 1857 84 1200 4000 5700    
Sent 5 6 1857 113     3800    
Sent 13 7 1857 135 600 5000 4750 300  
Sent 14 8 1857 159   5000 4750    
Sent 18 9 1857 185   5000 6080 600  
Sent 23 10 1857 211   5000 6080    
Sent 7 12 1857 250 600 5000 4750   300
Sent 29 1 1858 13   5000 4750 600  
Sent 12 3 1858 36     1900   300
Sent 29 5 1858 72   1000 950 300 300
Sent 9 8 1858 118   1000 1900 240 120
Sent 25 8 1858 131   1800 1900    
Sent 20 9 1858 148 600 2000 1900 600 600
Sent 24 11 1858 180 900 2000 2850    
Sent 18 2 1859 29 1500 5000 4750    
Returned 17 6 1859   -2040 -4300 -3990 -168 -362
Sent 2 12 1859 119 1200   190 60 60
Sent 21 12 1859 128   800 760 60  
Sent 15 2 1860 21 1200 1000 950 120 60
Sent 31 12 1860 111 300 1000 950 120 60
Total sent       23 23580 63960 73790 3912 3058
Returned         -300 -1000 -950 -120 -60
Returned         -52 -279 -423 -1 -8
Total Used 165107 23 23228 62681 72417 3791 2990
Distribution         14.07% 37.96% 43.86% 2.30% 1.81%
Distribution vs. all stamps         3.05% 4.52% 4.51% 2.49% 3.19%

San Luis Potosi used at least five different overprints:
18½ by 2 mm. with leading and trailing dots.
21½ by 2½ mm. with trailing dot.
16½ by 2 mm. without dots.
20 by 2½ mm. with leading and trailing dots.
23 by 3 mm. with trailing dot.
They are generally nicely struck.

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

Forgeries from San Luis Potosi are uncommon.

 

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