• MEXICO SONORA 1913 2c Type c local,Scott 325,SG S2a,NHM no gum as issued


  • MEXICO 1872 50c yellow Hidalgo watermark “LA + F” imperf with “Guanajuato” local district overprint (Scott 84d, SG 90i), used, four clear to large margins, thinned. Very scarce, cat $2,000 = £1,650+


  • MEXICO 1960 10p Visit of Members of Philatelic Society, SG 976, NHM


  • MEXICO 1934 50c dull blue, Sc 703, used pair (perf faults), Scarce duo


  • MEXICO STAMP pictorial embossed postcard (Zieher, c.1905), unused.


  • MEXICO STAMPS PICTURED on philatelic postcard (Zieher, c.1905), unused.


  • MEXICO 1964-73 10p & 20p Air top values,Scott C297/98,SG 1059/60,NHM (2)


  • MEXICO OFFICIAL 1927-29 5p black and claret (SG O486, Scott O195), fine mint.


We sell Mexico stamps, collections, complete sets, errors and varieties

Mexico Stamps – The first Mexico stamp was issued on 1st August 1856. Depicting Miquel Hidalgo y Costilla, a Mexican Roman Catholic priest and a leader of the Mexican War of Independence, are referred to as the ‘Hidalgos’. As Mexico was divided into numerous postal districts each with a main post office and a varying number of sub-offices. In those early years, Mexico’s posts were often disrupted by bandits and anti-government factions so these early stamps were printed and distributed from Mexico City to the main district POs with a so-called “DISTRICT OVERPRINTS” as a security measure. Such overprints with the district’s name and/or number might occur before despatch or upon arrival but proved to be a useful anti-theft device, the 1856 and 1861 were all overprinted prior to despatch.

Mexico’s rarest stamp comes from this time, a primitive provisional stamp from Tlacotalpan of which two exist; the example on the cover dated 20th October 1856 is one of the most valuable items of Mexican philately. The 1864 “Juarez”, 1864–1866 “Eagles” and 1866–1867 Maximilian issues all bear district overprints and specialised collectors recognise the wide range of stamps and different overprint combinations, some of which are rare or even unknown. The catalogues by Stanley Gibbons and Scott price these stamps as having the most common district overprint.

Mexico stamps are one of the most complex and rewarding areas of the South and Central Americas. With civil war stamps and local overprints plus stunning 20th and 21st Century issues, we recommend that any serious stamp collector or postal history enthusiast join the Mexico Elmhurst Philatelic Society International (MEPSI).

Mexico Stamps