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Local stamps were issued in 1867 for the republican government. They exist for Cuernavaca and Guadalajara. The stamps of Chalco, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Monterey, Morelia, Oaxaca (don't confuse this issue with stamps of 1914!), Queretaro, Patzcuaro, Veracruz and Zacatecas are bogus issues. I still need a lot of images of this area, if you have any images (even of the bogus issues), please contact me!

 

1867 Cuernavaca, inscription 'CUERNAVACA CORREOS' in a circle

  2 r black (no value indicated)

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
2 r?RRR  

 

1867 Guadalajara, inscription 'Franco en Guadalaraja', printed on various paper colours

1 real black on blue 2 reales black on green

With date 1867  
  1/2 r black
  1 r black
  2 r black
  4 r black
  1 P black

With date 1868

  1 r black
  2 r black

All these stamps exist on blue, green, grey and lilac paper. They were created with the help of a cancelling device.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
All valuesR to RRRRR to RRR  

Attention: many forgeries of these stamps exists (I'm not quite sure if the above stamps are genuine!). The book Album Weeds mentions already six forgeries of the 1867 issue and another six of the 1868 issue (in the early 20th century!), three of them with the 'F' of 'FRANCO' resembling and ordinary 'F'; the 'F' should look like an 'E' with a small portion of the lower leg removed. Album Weeds also mentions three forgeries with the correct 'F'. Examples of some forgeries:

Forgeries!
(Forgeries)


(Some forgeries with cancel 'ABRIL 2 1867', I have also seen the 1/2 r value of this forgery)

Fournier also made forgeries of these stamps (both 1867 and 1868 issue).

 

1876 Campeche


(Forgery of this very rare stamp)

In 1876 a special stamp was issued for Campeche, two ellipses, the upper one with a value and the lower one with an eagle. The following values exist: 5 c black and blue, 25 c black and blue and 50 c black and blue. These stamps are extremely rare. Sorry, no picture available.

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
All values?RRR  

Forgeries exist, I know of forgeries made by Raoul deThuin.

 

A bogus issue for Morelos:

I've seen another value of 2 c black on yellow, with the star behind the value in blue. As in the above stamp, the word 'MORELOS' seems to be printed seperately.

Bogus issue for Chihuahua?

Another bogus issue: 'ENALAMOS FRANCO' in a circle with an eagle in the center, furthermore the text 'Abril 8 de 1879' below it and '25 ' to the left of it.


(Bogus provisional issue)


Yucatan

1924 Various designs, inscription 'CORREOS MEXICO GOBIERNO REVOLUCIONARIO'

  5 c violet
  10 c red
  50 c green

Value of the stamps

vc = very common
c  = common
*  = not so common
** = uncommon
*** = very uncommon
R   = rare
RR  = very rare
RRR = extremely rare
ValueUnusedUsedRemarks
5 cRRRR 
10 cRRRR 
50 cRRRR 

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