Veracruz

Veracruz, un real.
Cancel Sz1744
Veracruz, dos reales.
Cancel Sz1768 from Amapa.
Triple overprint.
Veracruz, dos reales.
Plate III, blue-green.

Veracruz is located in the state of Veracruz-Llave. It was the 3rd largest postal district, based on the number of stamps used, and 2nd by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.69 reales. Veracruz (Veracruz Llave, Vera Cruz) had about 8,300 inhabitants in 1850.

Veracruz had 14 sub-offices: Acayucan, Alvarado (Albarado), Amapa, Cosamaloapan, Chacaltianguis, Huimanguillo (Huimanjillo, Huymanguillo), Minatitlan, Otatitlan, San Andres Tuxtla, Santiago Tuxtla, Tlacotalpam, Tlalixcoyan, Tuxpan and Tuxtepec.

The following consignments were made according to Chapman:
  Day Month Year Invoice # Medio Un Dos Cuatro Ocho
Sent 30 8 1856 37 11520 9660 4140 660 1620
Sent 18 10 1856 65 3000 3000   420  
Sent 3 12 1856 86 6000 6000 6000    
Sent 20 12 1856 93 6000 6000 6000    
Sent 24 1 1857 15     6000 3000 1500
Sent 4 2 1857 25   6000      
Sent 3 3 1857 47   6000 9120    
Sent 17 4 1857 75     9500    
Sent 3 6 1857 110     4750 600  
Sent 1 7 1857 124     9500    
Sent 5 8 1857 154 1800 6000   300 300
Sent 17 8 1857 161     4750    
Sent 12 9 1857 178   6000 9500    
Sent 13 10 1857 205     9500 600  
Sent 20 11 1857 233 600 8000   300 300
Sent 21 12 1857 259 1800     300 300
Sent 14 1 1858 5     9500 600 300
Sent 12 2 1858 25 3600 24000   1200 1200
Sent 26 4 1858 56   8000 7600    
Sent 22 6 1858 84     5700 1800  
Sent 10 8 1858 119   3000 2850    
Sent 4 9 1858 139   4000 3800    
Sent 2 11 1858 166 1200 5000 4750 900 600
Sent 18 12 1858 186   6000 5700    
Sent 4 1 1859 2       1200 900
Sent 12 2 1859 26 1500 5000 4750 1200 1200
Sent 12 9 1859 94   1000 1140 360 300
Sent 31 12 1860 108 300 1000 950 300 300
Sent 5 2 1861 34 2000 2000 2000 2000 1000
Sent 19 2 1861 53 6000 2000 1500    
Total sent       30 45320 117660 129000 15740 9820
Returned               -283  
Returned         -16 -25 -44 -148 -362
Total Used 316662 30 45304 117635 128956 15309 9458
Distribution         14.31% 37.15% 40.72% 4.83% 2.99%
Distribution vs. all stamps         5.95% 8.49% 8.03% 10.05% 10.10%

The Veracruz overprint is approximately 17 by 2 mm. It's generally nicely struck.

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

Forgeries from Veracruz are uncommon.

 

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