Soyaniquilpam, un real.
Plate I or II, from the first invoice.
Soyaniquilpam is located in the state of Mexico. It was the 42nd largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 43rd by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.47 reales. In 1990 the population was only 989.
Soyaniquilpam had only one sub-office: Xilotepec (Jilotepec).
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Only 120 2R stamps in the emerald shade were sent. The remaining 1900 stamps (10 sheets) were printed from plate III. Stamps from plate II were never sent, though they are priced by Folansbee.
The Soyaniquilpam overprint is approximately 20 by 2 mm.
On average, the stamps have normal margins for the issue.
Victoria Benozio has provided this little bit of history:
"Soyaniquilpan was a very small ranch on the road between Mexico and Queretaro. Why it was a district? Political reasons. It was owned by Manuel Escandon, the richest man in Mexico. This fellow was a bunch of luck, he was sent by Santa Anna to France to invest the money paid by the US for the territories "lost" in the war, but when Santa Anna died, Don Manuel decided to keep the money."
Forgeries from Soyaniquilpam exist. A MEPSI certificate is recommended.
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