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La Cueva Del Indio

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Name Value
Date of Issue January 17, 2016
Year 2016
Quantity 12,000,000
$6.45 Priority Mail Price
Denomination Value $6.45
Perforation or Dimension 1.56 x 1.225 in./39.62 x 31.12 mm
Issue Location Washington, DC 20066
Postal Administration United States

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Pane of 10 (1 Design)

Quantity Produced - 1,200,000
Original Purchase Price: $64.50
SKU: 119104
Dimension: 4.12 x 7.12 in./104.64 x 180.85 mm
Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
Printed at: Williamsville, NY
Printing Process: Offset, Microprint
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive
Paper: Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag applied
Layout Number: “P” followed by four (4) single digits
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Press Sheet With Die-cut

Quantity Produced - 300
Original Purchase Price: $387.00
SKU: 119106
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Press Sheet Without Die-cut

Quantity Produced - 500
Original Purchase Price: $387.00
SKU: 119108
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First-day Cover

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Original Purchase Price: $6.89
SKU: 119116
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Digital Color Postmark

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Original Purchase Price: $7.60
SKU: 119121
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About Stamp

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.


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Designer: Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA.
Art Director: Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA.
Typographer: Dan Cosgrove, Chicago, IL.
Artist: Dan Cosgrove, Chicago, IL.
Modeler: Joseph Sheeran.

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