Tlalpujahua

Tlalpujahua, un real.
Pen cancel Sz1649C
Image courtesy Doug Stout.
Tlalpujahua, dos reales.
Printed from plate II
Only 480 copies were sent.
Tlalpujahua, cuatro reales.
Only 540 copies were sent.
Used at Anguangeo.

Tlalpujahua is located in the state of Michoacan. It was the 38th largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 37th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.73 reales. Tlalpujahua (de Rayon) had about 3,500 inhabitants around 1856.

Tlalpujahua had 2 sub-offices: Angangueo and El Oro de Mexico (El Oro).

The following consignments were made according to Chapman:
  Day Month Year Invoice # Medio Un Dos Cuatro Ocho
Sent 4 9 1856 44 360 240 120 120 60
Sent 14 9 1856 52 360 240 120 120 60
Sent 21 2 1857 42   480 480    
Sent 27 5 1857 103   600 380    
Sent 28 6 1857 123     1900    
Sent 14 1 1858 6   600 570 300 300
Sent 1 3 1859 36   1000 950    
Sent 7 2 1861 39 100   100    
Sent 2 4 1861 83 3200        
Total sent       9 4020 3160 4620 540 420
Returned         -3020       -257
Total Used 9483 9 1000 3160 4620 540 163
Distribution         10.55% 33.32% 48.72% 5.69% 1.72%
Distribution vs. all stamps         0.13% 0.23% 0.29% 0.35% 0.17%

Of the 2R, 240 plate I stamps in the emerald shade and 480 plate II stamps were sent.

Stamps from Tlalpujahua are known cancelled in Lerma, Mexico and Morelia.

The Tlalpujahua overprint is approximately 22 by 2 mm. It's generally nicely struck.

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

Forgeries from Tlalpujahua exist. A MEPSI certificate is recommended.

 

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