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MEXICO 1866-1871

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Upto about 1882 a security overprint with the name of the city or a number was applied to all Mexican stamps.

For issues of Mexico from before 1866, click here.

1866 Head of emperor Maximilian

13 c blue 50 c green

  7 c grey
  13 c blue
  25 c yellow
  50 c green

For the specialist, all values exist lithograped or engraved.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
Cheapest types
7 c RRRR 
13 c***R 
25 c****** 
50 cRR 

These stamps usually have the overprint of the district name, district number and date ('1866' or '866'), they also exist with number and date or with name only. A large number of the engraved remainders exist without any overprint at all.


(Remainder with no overprint, reduced size)

Forgeries, example:

The letters are done quite clumsy in the above forgeries. The beard of the emperor is different and the cancels are strange.

A forgery of the 25 c sold by Fournier:

Fournier forgery Fournier forgery?

I think the forgery of the 50 c is also made by Fournier. I have also seen the 13 c value of this particular forgery.

Other primitive forgeries:

 

1868 Head of Hidalgo, inscription 'MEXICO'

  6 c black on brown
  12 c black on green
  25 c blue
  50 c black on yellow
  100 c black on brown
  100 c brown on brown (rare)

Two types seem to exist of these stamps; with small figures of value and with large figures of value followed by a dot. Info on the security overprints can be found at: http://overprints.stampsofmexico.org/Issues/1868_district_overprints.htm.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
6 c ****** 
12 c****** 
25 cR** 
50 cRR*** 
100 c black on brown RRRR 
100 c brown on brown RRRRRR 

These stamps seem to exist with a 'Anotado' overprint, issued in 1872:

Forgeries exist (by the way, I'm not 100% sure that the above stamps are genuine). Examples of forgeries:

Another stamp that I do not trust:

Postal forgeries (to deceive the postal authorities) also exist (so-called Tipos, see: http://www.1868stamps.com/FRAUD/TIPOS.htm )


(Example of a Tipo forgery)

 

 

For stamps issued after 1871 click here.


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