Ciudad Bravos & Tixtla Guerrero

Ciudad Bravos, un real.
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Tixtla Guerrero, dos reales, plate 3.
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Ciudad Bravos & Tixtla Guerrero are located in the state of Guerrero. It was the 36th largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 33rd by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.89 reales (fourth highest). Chilpancingo de los Bravos had 3,000 inhabitants in 1850. I have no data for Tixtla.

Ciudad Bravos had 5 sub-offices: Ciudad de Iturbide (Iguala), Chilapa, Huamustitlan, Tepecoacuilco and Tixtla Guerrero.

Tixtla Guerrero had 4 sub-offices: Ciudad Bravos, Ciudad de Iturbide (Iguala), Huamustitlan and Tepecoacuilco.

The following consignments were made according to Chapman:
  Day Month Year Invoice # Medio Un Dos Cuatro Ocho
From Ciudad Bravos 14 9 1856 54 2940 2520 1020 180 420
Sent 5 3 1857 51 600 1500 6080 720 600
Sent 9 10 1857 203   200 380 60  
Sent 26 3 1861 78 2000        
Total sent       3 5540 4220 7480 960 1020
Returned         -4186 -103 -87 -239 -484
Total Used 14121 3 1354 4117 7393 721 536
Distribution         9.59% 29.16% 52.35% 5.11% 3.80%
Distribution vs. all stamps         0.18% 0.30% 0.46% 0.47% 0.57%

Ciudad Bravos was the principal office until March 1857, when the remaining stamps were transferred to the new principal office in Tixtla. See also Yguala.

The Ciudad Bravos overprint is approximately 14 by 2 mm.
Tixtla Guerrero overprint is approximately 22½ by 2 mm (?).

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

Forgeries from Ciudad Bravos & Tixtla Guerrero exist. A MEPSI certificate is recommended.

Vicente Guerrero was born in the small village of Tixtla near Acapulco. The state now bears his name.

 

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