Stamp Usage ½R 1R 2R 4R 8R Total
Of all not returned 0.8% 0.35% 0.37% 0.62% 0.73% 0.41%
Rank 27 33 28 24 18 32
Matamoros, dos reales.
Fourth period, consignment 135-1865.
Manuscript district name.
Image courtesy Doug Stout.
Matamoros District Info
State City pop. District pop. Distance to Mexico City Sub-numbers overprinted? Survival rate
Tamaulipas 5000 20000 736 km. (457 mi.) No Below average

Matamoros never had an overprinting device, so the postal clerk usually wrote the name in pen at the bottom of the stamp, tying it to the cover in the process.

Used stamps from Matamoros are quite scarce due to the fact that they were only used for a short period of time. Very few unused stamps have been found, so it must be assumed that the unused remainders were lost or destroyed. The relatively large number of stamps sent is therefore somewhat deceiving.

In late 1865, a unit of US troops were sent to Bagdad, where they killed and imprisoned the Mexican Imperial troops. By January 1866, republican forces were shelling Matamoros and it soon fell.

Consignment totals
Period Year Month Day ½R 1R 2R 4R 8R
Fourth       1000 2500 6000 1000 500
Total sent       1000 2500 6000 1000 500

Matamoros Sub-offices

Matamoros had 2 sub-offices in the Eagle period:

Bagdad and Camargo.