US 1937 La Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico 3c. Scott. 801

US 1937 La Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico 3c. Scott. 801

Series: Puerto Rico Territorial Issue

Stamp details: La Fortaleza, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Issued date: 25-11-1937 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 3c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 801
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 797
Michel (Germany): 408
Yvert et Tellier (France): 366

Dimensions (height x width):
25mm x 40mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary Press

Stamp Colors: Bright violet
Perforation: Perf 11 x 10

Themes: Landscape, Fortress, Stronghold

Total print: 81,292,450 (estimate)

Description:- La Fortaleza (The Fortress) is the official residence of the Governor of Puerto Rico. It was built between 1533 and 1540 to defend the harbor of San Juan. The structure is also known as Palacio de Santa Catalina (Saint Catherine's Palace). It is the oldest executive mansion in continuous use in the New World. It was listed by UNESCO in 1983 as part of the World Heritage Site "La Fortaleza and San Juan National Historic Site". During the 1640 reconstruction, the chapel of Santa Catalina, which originally stood outside the walls, was integrated into the walls of the structure, resulting in the alternate name Santa Catalina's Castle.