La Cámara de Comercio

On 23 March 1915 the town council in Oaxaca considered the problem of the lack of bonos and coins and proposed to make an issue of bonos of 5, 10 and 20 centavos, guaranteed by the corporationEl Dictamen, Tomo XVII, Num 1464, 30 March 1915. However, they seem to have delegated the task to the local Cámara de Comercio.

This produced a series of three values, dated March 1915. These were accepted by the major casas comerciales in any amount and could be exchanged in multiples of five pesos. They were signed by Herminio Franco, Luis G. Bellon or Joaquín [   ]. Luis G. Bellon was a French merchant who with his brother owned two department stores, ‘Las Fábricas de Francia’ and ‘La Ciudad de México.’ Herminio Franco ran a restaurant and cantina, ‘Las Mesitas del Edén’, located in the portal de Flores.


Known series are:

  Series  from to
5c -    
10c B    
50c -    
A    
B    
C    
D    
E    
F    
G    

Inevitably there were some typos

'INO PESOS' instead of 'CINCO PESOS'

‘recibó’ instead of ‘recibió’

'aPgara' instead of 'Pagara'


On the reverse of the series D note “principal” appears in the singular, i.e. “ .. las principal Casas Comerciales …”

On 7 April the local correspondant for El Pueblo reported that a new issue of 5, 10 and 20 centavos bonos was expected to replace the ones which after three (sic) months had become unusableEl Pueblo, 13 April 1915. This second issue was dated April 1915.

  Series from to
5c -    
Small 10c I    
K    
N    
large 10c B    
P    
Q    

Again there were some typos

'efeciivo' instead of 'efectivo' and 'canjerán' instead of 'canjearán'

'canjerán' instead of 'canjearán'

Small La Cámara

Large LA CAMARA

'INO PESOS' instead of 'CINCO PESOS'