|Of all not returned||0.8%||0.35%||0.37%||0.62%||0.73%||0.41%|
Matamoros, dos reales.
Fourth period, consignment 135-1865.
Manuscript district name.
Image courtesy Doug Stout.
|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.
Matamoros had 2 sub-offices in the Eagle period:
Bagdad and Camargo.