|Date of Issue||January 17, 2016|
$6.45 Priority Mail Price
|Perforation or Dimension||1.56 x 1.225 in./39.62 x 31.12 mm|
|Issue Location||Washington, DC 20066|
|Postal Administration||United States|
On January 17, 2016, in Washington, DC, the U.S. Postal Service® issued the $6.45 La Cueva del Indio Priority Mail® stamp, in one design, in a pressure–sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 10 stamps. The stamp went on sale nationwide January 17, 2016.
With this new Priority Mail® stamp, the U.S. Postal Service® celebrates one of Puerto Rico’s many magical and mysterious caves, La Cueva del Indio.
The stamp art depicts a view of La Cueva del Indio, or the Cave of the Indian, which is located near Arecibo on Puerto Rico’s north coast.
La Cueva del Indio gets its name from the great number of engravings, known as petroglyphs, found on the cave’s walls. The engravings are believed to be the work of the Taino, the pre-Columbian inhabitants of the island. Archaeologists have studied the cave, providing evidence that it contains one of the largest concentrations of petroglyphs in Puerto Rico. This rich legacy from the area’s indigenous cultures earned the cave its protected status as a Natural Reserve, managed by the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources.
Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamp with original art by Dan Cosgrove.