Tampico

Stamp Usage ½R 1R 2R 4R 8R Total
Of all not returned 0.89% 2.12% 1.26% 1.18% 1.21% 1.47%
Rank 21 17 14 9 12 15
Tampico, cuatro reales.
Second period, consignment 145-1864.
Tampico District Info
State City pop. District pop. Distance to Mexico City Sub-numbers overprinted? Survival rate
Tamaulipas 5500 30000 480 km. (298 mi.) No Below average

A relatively large number of Tampico Eagles are found unused. This is particularly true for the medio real stamps.

Several of the scarce foreign mail items from the Eagle period originated in Tampico, most often routed through Veracruz.

Some 2R stamps are found without the district name overprint. However, some stamps have been found where a small part of the name is visible, but weakly struck. It is therefore possible that the name is not truly omitted, but simply struck so lightly that it is invisible to the naked eye.

All Tampico 8R stamps are scarce to rare. The 8R 62-1865 may not exist and perhaps only 227 of invoice 218-1864 were sold. The 8R from 145-1864 is more available, but still very difficult.

Consignment totals
Period Year Month Day ½R 1R 2R 4R 8R
First       100 1019 1509 504 1
Second       0 1000 2500 1000 500
Third       500 3500 6500 2000 1100
Fourth       1000 5500 10000 500 100
Fifth       0 5000 5000 0 0
Total sent       1600 16019 25509 4004 1701
Returned 1866 9 22 493 890 4751 2090 873
Total       1107 15129 20758 1914 828

Tampico Sub-offices

Tampico had no sub-offices in the Eagle period.