Tula

Tula, un real.
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Tula is located in the state of Hidalgo. It was the 35th largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 36th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.43 reales. Tula (de Allende) had about 1,300 inhabitants around 1880.

Tula had 7 sub-offices: Encarnacion, Huichapan, Ixmiquilpan, Jacala, San Juan del Rio, Tecozautla and Zimapan.

The following consignments were made according to Chapman:
  Day Month Year Invoice # Medio Un Dos Cuatro Ocho
Sent 30 8 1856 36 2940 2520 1020 180 420
Sent 8 7 1857 132   1000 1900 300  
Sent 4 6 1858 77 600 1000      
Sent 16 11 1858 176 180 600 570 60 60
Sent 11 5 1859 58 120 400 190    
Sent 20 10 1859 105 60 200 190    
Sent 7 2 1861 40 200 150 100    
Sent 22 2 1861 55 1200 400   100  
Total sent       8 5300 6270 3970 640 480
Returned         -716 -215   -23 -10
Total Used 15696 8 4584 6055 3970 617 470
Distribution         29.20% 38.58% 25.29% 3.93% 2.99%
Distribution vs. all stamps         0.60% 0.44% 0.25% 0.41% 0.50%

The Tula overprint is approximately 9 by 2 mm. It's generally poorly struck.

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

Forgeries from Tula exist. A MEPSI certificate is recommended.

 

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