Toluca

Toluca, un real.
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Toluca is located in the state of Mexico. It was the 16th largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 20th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.06 reales. Toluca (de Lerdo) had about 12,000 inhabitants in 1850.

Toluca had 7 sub-offices: Mineral del Oro, Tejupilco, Temascaltepec, Tenancingo, Tenango del Valle, Teocaltitlan and Villa del Valle.

The following consignments were made according to Chapman:
  Day Month Year Invoice # Medio Un Dos Cuatro Ocho
Sent 29 8 1856 6 16500 15000 2940 420 1140
Sent 22 4 1857 79     4750    
Sent 16 10 1857 207     1900    
Sent 2 11 1858 167 600 3000 2850 300  
Sent 16 3 1859 44   3000      
Returned 17 6 1859   -300   -1168 -83 -629
From Temascaltepec 11 7 1859   398 600      
Sent 21 10 1859 106       60 60
Sent 9 12 1859 123 600   190    
Sent 4 1 1860 3 1500 200      
Sent 5 3 1860 28 420 800      
Sent 14 5 1860 47 120 400 380 60 60
Sent 11 6 1860 57 900 1000 380    
Sent 10 10 1860 90 300 1000      
Sent 5 2 1861 33 500 200 100 60 30
Sent 21 2 1861 54 2400 800 400    
Sent 25 2 1861 61 6400        
Total sent       15 30338 26000 12722 817 661
Returned         -1320     -64 -34
Returned         -349 -173 -269 -6 -114
Total Used 68209 15 28669 25827 12453 747 513
Distribution         42.03% 37.86% 18.25% 1.10% 0.75%
Distribution vs. all stamps         3.71% 1.82% 0.77% 0.49% 0.55%

Temascaltepec was a principal office from 1856 to July 11, 1859.

Sultepec came under Toluca, first mentioned in January 1861, but perhaps as early as 1857 or 1858.

The Toluca overprint is approximately 12½ by 2 mm. It's generally nicely struck.

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

Forgeries from Toluca are not common.

 

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