|Of all not returned||0.79%||3.63%||0.75%||0.5%||0.3%||1.48%|
Toluca, medio real.
Fourth period, consignment 203-1865.
Image courtesy Doug Stout.
|State||City pop.||District pop.||Distance to Mexico City||Sub-numbers overprinted?||Survival rate|
|Mexico||12000||50000||65 km. (40 mi.)||Yes||Below average|
Eagle stamps from Toluca are somewhat scarcer than the quantities sent might indicate. One reason might be that a fairly large percentage of stamps were sent to the sub-offices, in frequent but small quantities.
Toluca used more 1R stamps than any other denomination, since it was just inside the first rate distance from Mexico City, about 40 miles away.
Many stamps used in sub-offices have manuscript cancels. It is believed that this is the case because they frequently changed hands between the republican and imperial forces. Some cancels are found in similar but different styles, adding substance to this theory.
In some cases both Tescaltitlan and Sultepec added their own name overprint to the stamps, such that they have both Toluca and a second name.
Toluca had 8 sub-offices in the Eagle period:
SULTEPEC, Tejupilco, Temascaltepec, Tenancingo, Tenango, TESCALTITLAN, Tianguistengo and Villa del Valle.