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1868 Issue / Re: Unrecorded double boxed Puebla district "FRANCO"
« on: October 04, 2010, 11:26:09 PM »
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1868 Issue / Re: Unrecorded double boxed Puebla district "FRANCO"
« on: October 04, 2010, 11:25:11 PM »

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1868 Issue / Re: Unrecorded double boxed Puebla district "FRANCO"
« on: October 04, 2010, 11:24:09 PM »

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1868 Issue / Re: Unrecorded double boxed Puebla district "FRANCO"
« on: October 04, 2010, 11:18:06 PM »
Correction: Oaxaca, Tehuantepec!

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1868 Issue / Re: Unrecorded double boxed Puebla district "FRANCO"
« on: October 04, 2010, 11:17:14 PM »
Spuff;
That appears to be a Vera Cruz district style 'FRANCO'.
Mark

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Revenue Stamps and Paper / Re: Petroleos - Tab or Stamp
« on: September 11, 2010, 07:52:52 PM »
Mike;
I think he used a Ouija board. He has 'priced' items which have never been seen, 'completed' sets for which examples do not exist....There was once a dealer who had the lowest prices around, but only on material he didn't have!
As to the stamp: use your good sense and price it with talon.
Mark

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Eagles / Re: Soldiers letter rate of 1/2 Real
« on: May 24, 2010, 05:16:58 PM »
According to my notes there is a 7c Maximilian single usage soldier's letter from Tlaxcala (Puebla District) to Cracow (now Poland). The cover is canceled October 23, 1866 and bears a 7c invoice 46 (Puebla) sub 45 (Tlaxcala). It went via London, Calais, and Paris to Cracow. All I have is a poor quality photocopy of the obverse. The note also says that it is the only known such usage, but I am not sure if another has been recorded or not.

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Maximilians / Re: Maxi cover taxed by opponents
« on: May 16, 2010, 06:41:04 PM »
Several Maximilian issue 'Through the Lines' covers DO exist. I have one from Vera Cruz (25c Invoice 115) to Huajuapam (Oaxaca), and I know of at least of 1 other similar cover. There is a copy in the disc you have.

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August 1st usages (stamps) from Mexico City are known. Early usages from other Districts are always possible. This type of information has not been well studied (to date-hint hint).

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Maximilians / Re: Maximilian bisects ?
« on: January 10, 2010, 03:20:07 PM »
Maxi's were issued by the Monarchy government which was already contracting sharply by mid 1866. By 1867 it controlled only the Mexico City - Puebla - Vera Cruz Corridor and areas near to the Capital. The Northern and Southern areas of Mexico were under Republican control by this time (if they had ever been under Regency influance at all).
 
Few (if any) genuine Maximilian splits are known. (I know of several fraudulant ones, and many 'off cover')
 
Mark

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1872 Issue / Re: 1872 Sub Office Records
« on: November 29, 2009, 12:14:52 PM »
Several hundred + listings added since original list published. Updated book coming soon!

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Classic Stamps 1856 - 1900 / Re: Chiapas Postal Service in mid-1860’s.
« on: October 11, 2009, 06:34:29 PM »
Chiapas had quantities of 1861 issue on hand which lasted well into (May/June) 1867. See my MEXICANA article on this a few years back. Provisionals introduced after 1861 supplies exhausted. No Eagles or Maxi's were sent to district.
Mark Banchik

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Maximilians / Re: Zacatecas sub 54 1866
« on: October 03, 2009, 01:52:04 PM »
Maximilian and Eagle sub office information will be in 'Handbook of Classic Mexico',  2nd edition. Usage charts have been updated, and final work on For. Mail and 1874 issues is in progress.
Hope to have book out in 2-3 months.
 
Mark

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General Discussion / Re: How many of you are really reading this?
« on: August 25, 2009, 10:32:56 PM »
I check every so often. The mail was automatically downloaded on the old site, now it takes active seeking. There is less 'distraction' on this site, but also less overall interaction.
My 2 centavos.
Mark Banchik

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