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Hacienda de Estipac

Hacienda de Estipac

The Hacienda de Estipac, owned by the brothers Francisco and Enrique Corcuera, was a sugar cane plantation and a “fatal hacienda” for those who lived there during the Porfiriato, according to people who lived there, The hacienda was large in extent, and surrounded by high adobe and rock walls. It was divided into two patios (yards): one where the peones lived in their straw huts, and from where no one could go outside after 8:00 p.m. It was forbidden to trespass into the patio where the main buildings were. There was a torreón (watch tower) where guards were stationed in order to watch the peones. Any peon caught trying to escape was shot to death. Only the servants were allowed to go to the main buildings through a door located by the church. The hacendados did not permit strangers on their premises and the foremen (capataces) took care that the peones did their work.

The first issue were uniface cartones made by Juan Kaiser on 13 February 1914 of Royal Index Bristol pressboard.

  total
number
total
value
 
5c 200 $10.00  
10c 200 20.00  
  400 $30.00  

 

The next issue was produced by the printing house of Iguíniz, and so Delgado did not have any production details. These were oblong, measuring c. 61 x 32 mm. with rounded corners.

H Estipac 1c 2

H Estipac 3c 2

H Estipac 5c 2 green

H Estipac 5c 2 rose

H Estipac 10c 2 blue

H Estipac 10c 2 green

H Estipac 25c 2

  total
number
total
value
 
1c     orange pasteboard
3c     blue pasteboard 
5c     green pasteboard
    blue pasteboard
10c     blue pasteboard
    green pasteboard
25c     white pasteboard
50c     yellow pasteboard

 

Delgado states that the blue 5c and green 10c cartones were produced by Juan Kaiser but he gives no figures and this seems unlikely.

The Casa Litográfica Iguíniz also produced another series, measuring c. 61 x 35 mm.

H Estipac 50c

  total
number
total
value
 
5c      
10c      
50c     blue pressboard

 

Juan Kaiser produced a series, modelo 4737, on 7 May 1914.

H Estipac 1c 4

H Estipac 5c 4

H Estipac 10c 4

  total
number
total
value
 
1c 500 $  5.00  
5c 300 15.00  
10c 300 30.00  
  1,100 $50.00  

 

The hacienda also produced 25c, 50c and $1 notes payable in infalsificables.

Estipac 25c

  total
number
total
value
 
25c      
50c      
$1      

Zapoltiltic

Hacienda El Rincón

Carlota G. Vda. de Vizcaino issued cheques signed by her Administrador, Adrian Cordero.

  date on note from to total
number
total
value
 
50c 7 July 1915         includes number 194

 

Strangely, although these are identical to the Hacienda El Limón cheques they were printed by the Litográfia Loreto y Castillo of Guadalajara, rather than the Litográfia Industrial.