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Other issues used in Guanajuato

Villa's sábanas are known with a variety of resellos from this state.

Guanajuato – Jefatura Superior de Hacienda

sabanas 10 B 50246 reverse

sabRGuanajuato1A round (31mm) blue stamp with ‘JEFATURA SUPERIOR DE HACIENDA – GUANAJUATO’ with eagle in centre.

The rebels captured Guanajuato on 28 July 1914. On 21 August the Governor, General Pablo A. de la Garza, wrote to the Jefatura de Hacienda, saying that as the sábanas lent themselves to counterfeiting, his government had thought it prudent not to make them of forced circulation within the state but to suggest to the public that they take them to the Jefaturas de Hacienda, as they would be able to authenticate the notes and were authorised to exchange them for others of forced circulationCrispín Espinosa, Efemérides Guanajuatenses, Guanajuato, 1920. On 1 September 1914 Enrique Campacos, the Administrador General de Rentas, listed the notes that his office would accept, including the sábanas, dos caritas and Ejército ConstitucionalistaEl Observador, 7 September 1914. Later the sábanas were made of forced circulation, in accordance with other decreesIn December 1914 the Governor and Comandante Militar stated that Constitucionalist and Villista notes were of forced circulation (Periódico Oficial, 3 December 1914).

Perhaps the offices restamped them because they did not have enough notes to exchange them.

During the first half of 1915 Guanajuato and Aguascalientes were the major battleground between Villa and Obregón and the economic situation in the two states deteriorated. On 28 February the Jefe de Armas and Presidente Municipal of Guanajuato was complaining that many businesses were refusing to accept the Chihuahua notes, even thought they composed the Chamber of Commerce that had agreed that the notes should be of forced circulation, once they were restamped, and had set up the restamping office.

Guanajuato – Ejército Constitucionalista

sabRGuanajuato2‘Ejercito Constitucionalista. Estado de Guanajuato’





León – Presidencia Municipal 

sabanas 5 A 69602 reverse

sabRLeonA round (40mm) black seal with ‘GOBIERNO CONSTITUCIONALISTA - PRESIDENCIA MUNICIPAL’ above and ‘LEÓN, GTO.’ below encircling an eagle, endorsed with the signatures of J(?). Bessonart and Ignacio M. González.





Dolores Hidalgo

'Revalidado, Dolores Hildalgo, Gto.'

This was possibly a revalidation carried out in the Jefatura de Hacienda in accordance with the Convention's decree of 23 January 1915.

Silao – Tesorería Municipal

sabanas 5 C 11646 reverse

sabRSilaoA large (41mm) round dark blue stamp with ‘TESORERIA MUNICIPAL - SILAO, GTO.’ and eagle in centre and signatures of Ricardo Liceaga and José H. López.







Miguel Hidalgo – Jefatura Política

sabanas 10 B 46258 reverse

sabRDoloresA blue oval (48mm) stamp with ‘Jefatura Politica del Distrito de - Miguel Hidalgo, Guanajuato’ with eagle in centre and ‘REPUBLICA MEXICANA’ in ribbon above.




Pénjamo – Presidencia Municipal

sabanas 10 B 20105 reverse

sabrpenjamoPénjamo is a city in the southwest of the state.

REVALIDADO / Penjamo – Gto. and a red circular seal with Eagle and ‘PRESIDENCIA MUNICIPAL / PENJAMO. – GTO.’