Tulancingo

Tulancingo, un real pair.
Sz 1714.
Tulancingo, un real pair.
Huauchinango, Sz 1722.
Without district names.

Tulancingo is located in the state of Hidalgo. It was the 28th largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 31th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.08 reales, due to the high number of low value stamps sent. Tulancingo (de Bravo) had about 6,000 inhabitants in 1867.

Tulancingo had 3 sub-offices: Huasca, Huauchinango and Mestitlan (Metztitlan).

The following consignments were made according to Chapman:
  Day Month Year Invoice # Medio Un Dos Cuatro Ocho
Sent 29 8 1856 10 12300 11400 2220 300 840
Sent 7 2 1861 41 400 400 400 100 50
Total sent       2 12700 11800 2620 400 890
Returned         -399 -302 -40 -85 -42
Returned         -184 -1633 -2   -186
Total Used 25537 2 12117 9865 2578 315 662
Distribution         47.45% 38.63% 10.10% 1.23% 2.59%
Distribution vs. all stamps         1.59% 0.71% 0.16% 0.21% 0.71%

The Tulancingo overprint is approximately 19 by 1¾ mm. It's generally unevenly struck.

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

Forgeries from Tulancingo exist. A MEPSI certificate is recommended.

 

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