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Zitacuaro is located in the state of Michoacan de Ocampo. It was the 57th largest postal district (third smallest), based on the number of stamps used, and 56th by total value of all stamps used. The average cost of the stamps used was 1.54 reales. Zitacuaro had about 2,000 inhabitants around 1860.

Zitacuaro had no sub-offices.

The following consignments were made according to Chapman:
  Day Month Year Invoice # Medio Un Dos Cuatro Ocho
Sent 12 3 1859 40 120 200 190 60  
Total sent       1 120 200 190 60 0
Total Used 570 1 120 200 190 60 0
Distribution         21.05% 35.09% 33.33% 10.53% 0.00%
Distribution vs. all stamps         0.02% 0.01% 0.01% 0.04% 0.00%

All dos reales stamps are from plate III, and presumably from the same sheet.

The un (plate III or IV) and cuatro reales stamps were also presumably sent as single, whole sheets. The medio real stamps are from at least two different sheets.

Zitacuaro was not really a district, and normally reported to Maravatio, but was sent stamps directly from Mexico to meet emergency needs.

Zitacuaro did not overprint their stamps, though Odfjell says that some were marked in manuscript.

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

Forgeries from Zitacuaro exist. A MEPSI certificate is recommended.


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