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General Discussion / PACHUCA TRANSPORTATION
« on: March 04, 2015, 12:57:46 PM »
WE ARE MAKING EVERY EFFORT TO BE THERE TO PICK YOU UP AFTER YOU CLEAR CUSTOMS TO TAKE YOU TO THE HOTEL IN PACHUCA.

HOWEVER

IF  BY SOME UNFORSEEN REASON WE FAIL TO MEET YOU, PLEASE FIND BELOW A  GUIDE THAT WILL HELP YOU GET TO PACHUCA FROM MEXICO CITY AIRPORT BY  YOURSELVES.

IT IS VERY EASY AND THIS SHOULD NOT PRESENT A PROBLEM IF THE NEED ARISES.


FOR  THE RETURN TRIP WE WILL TAKE YOU TO PACHUCA BUS TERMINAL AND HELP YOU  GET THE TICKETS FOR THE MEXICO CITY BUS SHUTTLE. AFTER YOU GET THERE YOU  JUST PROCEEED TO YOUR CHECK IN COUNTER FOR YOUR FLIGHT.


Mepsi menbers scheduled to be picked up:
Bubba (1)
Tad (2)
Jim Mazepa (1)
Mark B (1)
Marc G (1)
John K (2)
David P (1)
Mike R (1)
Juan (1)
Pete (2)
Eric (2)
Farley (2)
Randal (1)

If someone is missing let us know ASAP

 
GETTING TO PACHUCA
The city is situated roughly 90 kilometers (56 miles or 16.20 leagues for those collectors of classical Mexico stamps) north from Mexico City, connected by a 4-lane toll motorway. Since the terrain is flat, the road is in good conditions and has very few curves. Depending on the speed you are driving at, and the traffic conditions both in Mexico City and the road itself, one can even reach the city in one hour.

AIRPORT TERMINALS MEXICO CITY
Terminal 1 & Terminal 2.

They are on opposite sides of the  airport runways, and
connected by shuttle buses

Terminal 1
is a very long thin terminal, which takes 10-15 mins to walk the full length.   Arrivals and transport is on the lower level. At one end is Domestic Arrivals   (Hall A), and at the other, International (Hall B). Domestic check in is in   the centre of the lower level. Upstairs is for departures, International   Check-in, shops & restaurants. Intl flights depart from hall B. Buses depart   from a bus station reached from the upper level of Hall B
US & MEXICO Airlines serving Terminal 1:
Interjet, MagniCharter, Volaris, Viva,
United, American Airlines,   Southwest, US Airways

Terminal 2 is more compact and easier to navigate than T1. It is all on one level.

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Transfer between Terminals:
Airtrain is a fast free train that runs from the upper level of Terminal 1 to and from Terminal 2. It is only for   use with connecting passengers with onward boarding cards on the following Aeromexico, Aeromar, Copa, Delta.
There is a Red   Bus that runs from outside door 7 on the lower level of Terminal 1 to the   bus station at Terminal 2. Timings: Buses run every 10 mins and take   10 mins to get to the other terminal. Cost: Between Terminal 1 &   2: MXN 12.50.


By Bus from terminal 1:
Buses depart from a bus station reached from the upper level of Hall B.   Follow signs on the upper level for 'Terminal Terrestre'.

Terminal 2:  Buses depart from a bus station outside the terminal.
Exit the terminal at door 4 and follow the signs.

BUS TIME TABLE MEXICO CITY AIRPORT TO PACHUCA BUS TERMINAL
ESTRELLA BLANCA FIRST CLASS (FUTURA LINE)
   
TERMINAL 1
Every hour from 7:15 AM to 9:15 PM
from TERMINAL 2: THEY DEPART FIFTEEN MINUTES EARLIER
and stop at TERMINAL 1 for passenger pickup
Duration 1:30 hrs to 2:00 hrs
Price around MXP 167.00 to 182.00 (USD 12 aprox.) tax inc.
   
BUS TIME TABLE PACHUCA BUS TERMINAL TO MEXICO CITY AIRPORT (BOTH TERMINALS)
ESTRELLA BLANCA FIRST CLASS (FUTURA LINE)
   
Every hour from 4:15 AM to 6:15 PM
Early run at 3:30 AM also Late run at 8:15 PM
Duration 1:30 hrs to 2:00 hrs
Price around MXP 167.00 to 182.00 (USD 12 aprox.) tax inc.
 

SEE YOU ALL SOON

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General Discussion / Hotel Emily - Pachuca
« on: January 09, 2015, 12:03:36 PM »
I understand some of you are having trouble with the reservations internet site of the hotel.

If you are among them please let me know so I can make it for you. Another option is to request the room directly to them via email and not the site:

reservaciones@hotelemily.com.mx

Make sure to use HIDALMEPSI code to get the special rate.


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Eagles / Wells Fargo plus Eagle
« on: May 28, 2014, 10:45:06 PM »
Behr - Paris is selling this item:

US Wells Fargo Postal Stationary from  Guaymas to Mazatlan carried by Wells Fargo & Co (3¢) + 25 Mexican cents fee  PLUS a 2 real Eagle type IV (canceled Guaymas). A great piece.

If  anyone is interested they are asking a "mere" EUR 8,000 for it. Who had  it before Behr? Carlos Fernandez? Corbett? Koenig? Rosenthal?

At least I got the scan for my image files since I will never own one like this.

link: www.behr.fr and follow to the Mexico section.

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Check out these two lots:

4402, 4438

www.rumseyauctions.com/auctions/sale/57

Both are very interesting covers showing seldom seen examples of Mexican Postal History.

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Classic Stamps 1856 - 1900 / History of the mail in Baja California
« on: November 29, 2013, 01:58:12 PM »
I just bought a book (in Spanish) I was not aware. It sound VERY interesting

It is a History of the Mail in the Southern District of Baja California (1828-1914). Unfortunately it is only in Spanish, but if any of you are interested contact Juan Cabuto at jjcabuto@prodigy.net.mx for more information.

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1856 -1861 Issues / 1861 used 1864 Zacatecas defaced
« on: November 09, 2013, 05:25:48 PM »
I bought this interesting entire letter in Portland last May.

It  is a letter docketed 22/April/1864 in Zacatecas with a 1861 2R. There  are a few ink spots that prevent me from being sure it doesn't have a  district name 100%.

The first Eagles were invoiced in May 1864,  last 2R 1861 were shipped March 1864 (2,850). So the date of the letter  is correct. The contents are basically commercial in nature with no  references to any turmoil or disturbances because of the arrival of  Imperial forces.

It is cancelled with Schatzkes #1851A listed for 1856's and Eagles but not for 1861's (here is one).

My  inquiry is regarding the mute cancel. Was this a second cancel (is it  Schatzkes #1849D listed for Sello Negros?) or a mark applied on purpose  by somebody to "deface" the image of Hidalgo?

Why would any Liberal, Conservative, or even a French invader would care about erasing the portrait of a dead hero?
Why apply a second cancel?

Opinions?

Jaime

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Classic Stamps 1856 - 1900 / HISTORY OF THE GULF PORTS BOOK (In Spanish)
« on: October 14, 2013, 04:29:25 PM »
Hi.

For those of you interested in learning a bit more about the Mexican Gulf ports during the XIX century there is a book with a lot of info. It is in PDF format and can be downloaded for free.

Thanks to Jorge Wise for the link!

http://biblioteca.diputados.gob.mx/janium/bv/ce/scpd/LIX/golf_mex_cendeci.pdf

It is in Spanish but the maps and tables are worth the hard drive space.

Jaime

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Miscellaneous / Medio Real Chiapas Provisional for auction S y Llach
« on: July 25, 2013, 12:03:26 PM »
One of 14 surviving examples of the half real Chiapas provisional with MEPSI cert. (Ex-King Carol of Rumania) is up for auction at Soler y Llach next auction. The estimate is a very decent 750 Euro. Not bad!

Link:

https://www.soleryllach.com/soler4/catalogo/d/0398-1/0707

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Post-classic Stamps 1900 - 1940 / Clipperton Is. Fantasy overprint
« on: July 15, 2013, 11:57:13 AM »
Check this lot on ebay:

271238309089

or the link:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Clipperton-overprints-on-Mexico-1910-4c-and-5c-issues-tiny-island-sad-history-/271238309089?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f271024e1

It has 6 bids already!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and US$54.00

I have been following Clipperton Cinderellas for a long time and they always go for extraordinary prices on ebay. I would not be surprised if these fantasies go way up regardless of their dubious history. The Mexican Navy detachment in Clipperton was abandoned there after the Revolution started. I have read the book. It is a facinating story worth of a Hollywood production. They certainly had no need for Mexican postage stamps.

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General Discussion / Alejandro Grossmann mother
« on: May 11, 2013, 11:45:00 AM »
It is with great sadness I would like to share the passing away of our good friend's Alejandro Grossmann mother late last night after a long illness.

Alejandro is a great philatelist, lecturer, promoter, and the main engine behind Mexico's popular TB Seals stamp program.

May she rest in peace.

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General Discussion / Armando Rubio (R.I.P.)
« on: March 30, 2013, 03:33:57 PM »
Dear friends;

It is with great sadness I inform you of the death of EL MAESTRO.

There are many of us who are indebted to Armando Rubio Morales. Not only was he a great teacher of serious philately, but he was also a great motivator and guide, something we will surely miss; especially in our Saturday mornings cafe-get-together where he was a regular until a short time ago.  His Diligencias Generales collection was perhaps the best ever formed; and his Durango District collection was legendary. 
He was a lifetime member of MEPSI and recipient of the prestigious Heinz Messtorff Award for Outstanding Contributions to Mexican Philately. His book: Postal History of Diligencias Generales de Mexico will be a reference book while our hobby survives. 
He was also a renowned watercolor artist where he also excelled as a teacher and landscape painter. I’m sure the scores of students he had over the years will be missing him as much as we will in SOFIRREY. 
Rest in peace Maestro…

 
Jaime Benavides 


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Modern Stamps 1940 - Present / TB seals for 2013
« on: March 25, 2013, 03:28:12 PM »
Alejandro Grossmann just posted the images of the new TB seals pane for 2013.

The theme is the art work of the Museo Soumaya in Mexico City. The museum itself is a piece of architectural art.

I wish Correos de Mexico were as keen to come up with designs as beautiful as the TB seals program.

Excellent work as usual Alejandro!

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General Discussion / Martha Trigueros (R.I.P.)
« on: December 12, 2012, 10:07:22 PM »
Dear friends;

It is with great sadness I learned a few minutes  ago that MARTHA RAMIREZ DE TRIGUEROS, wife of elected MEPSI Board Member  ENRIQUE TRIGUEROS died today in Mexico City.

It must be one of  the hardest days in Enrique's life to lose a wonderful woman like Martha  an exemplarary wife and mother.

May she rest in peace.
 

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SOFIRREY is proud to announce the publication of a new reference book:
 MEXICO TURISTICO DEFINITIVE STAMP SERIES - Bilingual edition
 by Liza David Asencio and Eugenio Trevino
 
 92 full color pages with everything you need to know about this interesting series and more.
 
 PRICE: US$35 and it will be available at RMPS/MEPSI's Denver show this week (MEPSI table)
 
 For details about ordering the book directly please contact: FERNANDO PEREZ MALDONADO at filamex@gmail.com   
 

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General Discussion / CARLOS FERNANDEZ
« on: December 18, 2011, 12:03:46 PM »
Dear friends;
 
 It is with great sadness that I have to inform you Don Carlos  Fernandez Teran, one of the founding members of AMEXFIL, promoter, driving  force, editor of the AMEXFIL bulletin, the Mexico stamp catalog, and a  pilar of Mexican Philately PASSED AWAY this morning SUNDAY DECEMBER 18th  at 4:30 hrs.
 
 May he rest in peace and his work be remembered in years to come.
 
 Goodbye DON CARLOS.

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