1989 45¢ Southeast Carved Figure
Issue Date: October 12, 1989
First City: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Quantity Issued: 39,325,000
Printed by: American Bank Note Company
Printing Method: Photogravure
The airmail stamp in the America series (1989) features a carved wooden figure that was excavated in 1896 in Key Marco, Florida. Known as the “Key Marco Cat,” it’s a ceremonial figure of the Calusa culture, which thrived during the pre-Columbian Mississippian period.