|Of all not returned||0%||0.24%||0.13%||0%||0%||0.14%|
Soyaniquilpan, un real.
Third period, consignment 184-1864.
With large Egyptian font.
Image courtesy Doug Stout.
|State||City pop.||District pop.||Distance to Mexico City||Sub-numbers overprinted?||Survival rate|
|Mexico||1000||7000||56 km. (35 mi.)||No||Above average|
About 16 covers are known today bearing Eagle stamps from Soyaniquilpan. Most are addressed to Antonio Escandon in Mexico City and are therefore known as the "Escandon find". A few covers are known addressed to Rodrigo Solares in Mexico City. All the covers are addressed to Estampa de Jesus No. 4, so it's probably fair to assume that they all originate from the same archive.
Several more covers were originally available, but the stamps were soaked off by collectors and dealers who did not care much for covers at the time. Still, the strange situation is that several consignments are scarcer off cover than on cover. However, you should not expect a discount on a Soyaniquilpan cover because of this.
Most of these covers bear a single un real stamp, the rate for a single letter to Mexico City. Only one cover is known with a dos reales stamp. It should be no surprise to learn that most of the covers and stamps known are from the fourth period. Stamps and covers from the first and third period are rare, while the un real from the fifth period is somewhat more available, but still scarce.
A similar discovery of covers from Apam was made, the so-called de Vertiz find.
Polotitlan was a sub-office of Queretaro before the fourth period.
Soyaniquilpan had 3 sub-offices in the Eagle period:
Aculco, Jilotepec and Polotitlan.