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Just an observation. It take about 6 weeks to get a registered letter from Guadalajara to Woodland WA. I asked my postmaster about time and was told that all incoming registered mail is held in San Fransisco for at least a week before it is forwarded. SEPOMEX may be slow...but so is USPS. I don't have the same problem for registered mail sent from the east coast.

Post-classic Stamps 1900 - 1940 / Re: Guia Postales
« on: July 08, 2017, 06:22:16 PM »
Jean-Louis,Got your e-mail on the 1908 Guia. When I tried to respond it was reported as not delieverable. What I wanted to know was if your Guia has a list of all the active post offices. The older Guias have list of offices in an Appendix. Does the 1908 Guia have such a list?Pete Taylor

Post-classic Stamps 1900 - 1940 / Guia Postales
« on: July 08, 2017, 04:54:16 PM »
Does anyone have copies of any Guias Postales between 1900 and 1940. I am trying to compile a list of active post offices for this period. The only one I have is the one by Jose Velarde from 1905. I can be contacted at
Pete Taylor

Classic Stamps 1856 - 1900 / Cancel Books-update
« on: January 05, 2016, 01:59:40 PM »
Thought I would update availability info on my 2 Cancel books.

The Standardization of Mexican Postmarks 1884-1900:
This book was published in 2013. I have 5 copies left for sale from the original printing. Sales have slowed and I seriously doubt if I will order another publishing in the near future. Cost is $100 plus S&H ($10 to US address and $60 overseas shipping).

Postmarks of Mexico 1821-1883:
This 2 volume book was published in 2015. Plenty left from first printing. Cost is $100 plus S&H ($10 to US address and $60 overseas shipping).

Orders can be paid for by check on US bank or Paypal (account #

For collectors in Mexico these books can be obtained from Fernando Perez-Maldonado to save on shipping (

Pete Taylor
P.O. Box 53
Woodland WA 98674

Miscellaneous / Re: Mail from Tapachula to Panama & then New York
« on: October 28, 2015, 12:59:05 PM »
It most likely went from Tapachula to the port of San Benito which is fairly close. From San Benito to Panama.

« on: September 14, 2015, 03:01:29 PM »
AGS 11/1 and AG 3/1 are the same cancel. The AG 3/1 cancel is listed in "Postmarks of Mexico 1821 to 1883" which has cancel numbers based on Postal District administration up until 1883 when that administrative system was abandoned. The AGS 11/1 cancel is listed in " The Standardization of Mexican Postmarks 1884 to 1900" which has cancel numbers based on State Postal administration. There is a tremendous overlap between the 2 books.

« on: September 07, 2015, 12:18:59 AM »
This cancel has been reported from Rincon de Romos (Villa de Calpulalpan) on the Hidalgo Medalliones of 1884. It is listed in Taylor as Cancel # AGS 11/1 with a rarity of 2. Not surprising to find it on an actual 1874 issue also.

The shape of the oval on the left size is not smooth. The oval line on the stamp does not continue in a smooth fashion onto the cover; there is a bulge. Cancel looks shaky to me.


Dealer announcements / Re: New book on Mexico cancels now available
« on: May 18, 2015, 08:12:09 PM »
The new cancel book is now back from the printers. I have 10 boxes stashed behind my sofa....much to my wife's chagrin.

For those Meximailers that ordered prior to yesterday....the books were shipped this morning and you should be getting them within a week.

Orders are being accepted at

Dealer announcements / Re: New book on Mexico cancels now available
« on: April 28, 2015, 02:47:06 PM »
Forgot to include some scans.

Dealer announcements / New book on Mexico cancels now available
« on: April 28, 2015, 02:43:40 PM »
Attention Mexico Collectors!

A new book, Postmarks of Mexico 1821 to 1883, is now available. It covers postmarks from 1821 to 1883. It combines all cancels found in Yag-Bash, Schatzkes, and Schimmer (1874/FM issues) into a 2 volume book. It contains many new cancels and hundreds of new usage listings.

The book has 593 pages divided into 2 volumes. It is spiral bound. The book is arranged by Postal District (Acapulco through Zamora).

Price: $100.00 plus S&H

   Price to US addresses is $100.00 plus &10.00 S&H (media mail).

   Price for overseas is $100.00 plus $60.00 S&H (priority USPS mail).

   Price to Mexico: orders for Mexico will be $105.00 plus cost of shipping from Monterrey. To order from
 Mexico contact our agent at

Orders can be placed at or c/o P.W. Taylor, P.O. Box 53, Woodland, WA 98674.

Payment by Paypal or checks on a US bank accepted.

General Discussion / Cancel Book
« on: March 05, 2015, 01:51:19 PM »
I may be able to bring about 5 copies of my book "The Standardazation of Mexican Postmarks 1884 to 1900" to Pachuca. I will take orders (first come, first served) to anyone wishing to purchase a copy for $85.00US (or peso equivalent). I will only bring enough copies to fill requests so that I don't have to cart unsold copies back with me. This will save people the $60 postage charges that it take to mail the book to Mexico from the US.

You can order a copy from me at up until Tuesday, March 10.

Eagles / Re: PACHUCA Medio 1st Period cancelled on JUL 21 1865 ?
« on: February 22, 2015, 02:56:20 PM »
The "0" means that is one of the most common cancels from that Office and has no premium attached to it.

Maximilians / Re: ACAPULCO on Maximilian ????
« on: February 19, 2015, 04:53:21 PM »
Yep. Cancel is entirely bogus. No record of that style in the new Cancel book coming out soon.

Other Issues / Cinderellas
« on: February 13, 2015, 06:53:36 PM »
Can anyone shed some light on the following group of Cinderellas printed between 2009 and 2013. It is my understanding that they were producted as a graphic arts project for Hispanic students in S. Cal. I have examples from 14 different locals. I would like to know how many are out there and any other info on their creation.

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