U.S. Stamp Overprinted for
Use in Puerto Rico –
Missing from most collections – U.S. #J3 Postage Due stamp is overprinted “Porto Rico.” Historic stamp is a direct connection to a time when America emerged as a world power.
The U.S. gained control of Puerto Rico after the Spanish-American War. Overprinted U.S. stamps were used for a time in this U.S. territory. The first Puerto Rico overprints – with the inscription “Porto Rico ” – lets us know that this scarce stamp is from the first issue of 1899.
Time has not dulled the beauty of this stamp. However, minor imperfections mean you SAVE substantially off the Scott Catalogue price for a mint stamp. Make it yours.