FIRST HIDALGO ISSUE
stamps and usage are described according to district names and the two
postal rates in effect: the first from August 1, 1856 to December 15, 1856
and the second from December 16, 1856 until the appearance of the 1861
Second Hidalgo Issue. Of particular importance is the only known cover
to Canada and the largest known franking of the issue consisting of five
copies of the 8 reales combined with 1 real and 2 reales values.
SECOND HIDALGO ISSUE
the same format as the First Issue but printed in different colors and
paper type. Amply represented with singles, multiples in a variety of district
names. Two significant covers highlight the issue; first, the only known
core with three quarters of 8 reales black on red brown from San Luis Potosi,
and the second, the largest known franking for the issue, a registered
cover from Puebla bearing a strip of 4 of the 8 reales green on brown
plus 2 reales and 4 reales values.
- 1866 EAGLES
issue is arranged in six periods, as follows:
singles, multiples and covers including several of the rare bisects are
on display. The only known mixed franked cover bearing an Eagle and a Maximilian
issue and the largest known franking for the issue highlight this section.
Consisting of the few very early shipments without any
Stamps with only the district name overprint
Stamps with district name and large Egyptian consignment numbers,
Stamps with district name and small consignment numbers, dated
Stamps with district name, dated 1865.
Stamps with district name, dated 1866.
- 1867 MAXIMILIANS
in two types: lithographed and engraved. This section includes
essays, proofs and the largest known franking both on piece and on cover
and one of the three known registered cover for the issue.
PROVISIONAL AND GOTHIC ISSUES
are examples of stamps from the 1856 and 1861 issues used in 1867 when
Maximilian was defeated and the use of said stamps was forbidden. Also
included are the local "Gothic" stamped used in Mexico City. The name is
derived from the fact the Mexican postal authorities used remainders from
the 1861 issue but employing the gothic typeface district name overprint
used on Eagle and Maximilian stamps. A 4 reales stamp used at Saltillo
District with "Candela" oval cancel is unique for the period.