3c Puerto Rico Territory La Fortaleza San Juan stamp


Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum
Washington, DC, United States

The third stamp to commemorate U. S. territories, the 3-cent bright violet stamp issued on November 25, 1937, honored Puerto Rico. The design features the old Governor's Palace known as 'La Fortaleza'. The issue confused the public, some of whom thought the stamp was valid only in Puerto Rico. It was in fact valid throughout the U.S. and its territories.
Gordon T. Trotter
November 27, 2007

Scott Catalogue USA: 801
mint; perf 11 x 10.5

Museum ID: 1980.2493.2712


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