Mexico

41 official and nine Dead Letter Office seals are known from Mexico.



Catalog: Drummond OS20

Date issued: 1903, EKU October 1, 1905

Printing: Brown

Perforation: Imperforate

Inscription: "ADMINISTRACION / LOCAL DE / CORREOS / CERRADO y SELLADO / POR LA OFICINA." ("ADMINISTRATION / OF THE / MAIL / CLOSED AND SEALED / BY THE OFFICE")

Control Number: None

Description: Uprated 1905 entire from Saltillo, Coah, Mexico to Frankfurt am Main, Germany with Mexican typeset official seal, affixed over top. Green framed bilingual "Unknown" label on reverse. August 14th Frankfurt receiving cancel on reverse. Returned unclaimed to Mexico.







Catalog: Drummond OSD1

Date issued: 1905, EKU September 6, 1914

Printing: Bluish-black on thick white

Perforation: 12

Inscription: "SERVICIO POSTAL MEXICANO / CERRADO OFICIALMENTE / DEPARTMENTO DE REZAGOS." ("MEXICAN POSTAL SERVICE" / OFFICIALLY SEALED / DEPARTMENT OF DEAD LETTERS")

Control Number: None

Description: 1915 Mexican revolution period internal censored cover with violet "MALA DIRECCION." ("Bad Address") handstamp on front and damaged "Department of Dead Letters" seal, affixed over top.

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