Sultepec

Sultepec un real.
Cancel Sz1553AA
A rare stamp with a rare cancel.
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Sultepec is located in the state of Mexico. It was the 45th largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 46th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.84 reales. Sultepec had about 3,000 inhabitants around 1890.

Sultepec had one sub-office: Zacualpan.

The following consignments were made according to Chapman:
  Day Month Year Invoice # Medio Un Dos Cuatro Ocho
Sent 17 9 1856 57 720 480 240 240 120
Sent 17 4 1857 73   120 190    
Sent 29 7 1857 150     950    
Total sent       3 720 600 1380 240 120
Returned                  
Total Used 3060 3 720 600 1380 240 120
Distribution         23.53% 19.61% 45.10% 7.84% 3.92%
Distribution vs. all stamps         0.09% 0.04% 0.09% 0.16% 0.13%

Sultepec was a head office from 1856 until after 1857. It is known to be under Toluca in January 1861.

The district of Sultepec should not be confused with the sub-office of Soltepec in the Apam district.

The Sultepec overprint is approximately 15½ by 2 mm. It's generally nicely struck.

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

Forgeries from Sultepec exist. A MEPSI certificate is recommended.

 

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