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Dante on Stamps: A Septicentennial Catalog

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Dante on Stamps: A Septicentennial Catalog is the most comprehensive survey to date of postage stamps and stamp-like items depicting the medieval Italian poet Dante Alighieri. Based on the author's website, Dante on Stamps, now in its eleventh year, this catalog delivers detailed, fully illustrated descriptions of more than 120 postage stamps and nearly one hundred cinderella and poster stamps. Published to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante's death, this book brings a small, but important, corner of his iconographic legacy to a wide audience.

The 1965 United States Dante Stamp

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The 1965 United States Dante Stamp explores in detail the background, production, and issuance of the country's commemorative postage stamp honoring Italian poet Dante Alighieri on the septicentennial of his birth. The author's extensive research using government documents, archival resources, and specialist literature provides a complete and illuminating narrative of the stamp's history.

Profusely illustrated in color, the volume includes a gallery of first day covers, a sample cover, and a sample plate block from the stamp issue. Limited to 50 signed and numbered copies, the book was printed by Kenwel Printers in Columbus, Ohio and bound by Lincoln Bookbindery in Urbana, Illinois. Each letterpress dust jacket, printed by Igloo Letterpress in Worthington, Ohio, includes a mounted stamp.