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A postage stamp is evidence of a fee paid for postal services. Usually a small piece of adhesive rectangular paper attached to an envelope, the postage stamp signifies the person sending it has fully or partly paid for delivery.

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This stamp was issued by the Soviet Union (Russia) to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth. The stamp shows a portrait of the poet with text as follows: in the upper right corner: "4 к"; and at the bottom: "1265 1321 / ДАНТЕ /…

This stamp features the statue of Dante sculpted by Enrico Pazzi and erected in Piazza Santa Croce in Florence, Italy, in 1865. The statue is distinguished by the sweeping mantle which Dante holds closed and by the eagle perched behind the poet's…

This postage stamp was issued for pneumatic mail and features an image of the Naples Bust of Dante. Below the portrait is "DANTE ALIGHIERI". To the right of the portrait is text as follows: "ITALIA / POSTA / PNEUMATICA / CENT. 60" (Italy, pneumatic…

This series of postage stamps commemorates the 500th anniversary of the printing of the first three editions of Dante's Divina commedia. The first edition was printed in Foligno by Johann Neumeister and Evangelista Angelini. The second edition was…

This set of four stamps was issued by Vatican City to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth. The 10-lire stamp is based on the portrait of Dante in Raphael's fresco Disputation of the Holy Sacrament in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican…

This postage stamp was issued as part of a four-stamp set celebrating Italian piazzas. The stamp shows Piazza dei Signori (also known as Piazza Dante) in Verona. In the center of the piazza is a statue of Dante, sculpted by Ugo Zannoni and erected in…

This set of five postage stamps was issued by Monaco to celebrate the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth. While the stamps are dated 1965, they were not issued until February 1, 1966. All of the stamps were designed by P. Lambert and the subjects are…

Issued as part of a series to commemorate the turn of the millennium, this postage stamp portrays Dante's lifelong love and muse, Beatrice Portinari, against an Italian landscape with a quotation in English from the Vita nuova (19:11): "So Cupid…

This postage stamp was issued to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the French Romantic painter Eugène Delacroix and reproduces a detail from his first major painting, Dante et Virgile aux enfers (known in English as The Barque of…

This stamp was issued by Cambodia as part of a series celebrating the 500th anniversary of the birth of the painter Raphael. The stamp features a detail from Raphael's painting The Parnassus showing the poets Dante, Homer, and Virgil. The stamp has…

This set of four postage stamps was issued to celebrate the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth. Three of the stamps each depict a scene apiece from one of the parts of the Divina commedia: Inferno, Purgatorio, or Paradiso. The fourth stamp shows the…

This set of three postage stamps was issued by Ecuador to celebrate the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth, however the stamps were not issued until June 1966. The 10-centavos stamp shows a posterized version of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's 1871…

This stamp was issued by the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth and features a posterized version of Giotto's portrait of the poet. Along the bottom and right side of the stamp is text as…

This postage stamp was issued by Germany in 1971 to commemorate the 650th anniversary of Dante's death. The stamp features Raphael's portrait of Dante from the artist's fresco Disputation of the Holy Sacrament in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican…

Issued by Grenada as part of a series to commemorate the turn of the millennium, this postage stamp portrays Dante as he finishes writing the Divina commedia. At the top of the stamp is a caption as follows: "Dante completes The Divine Comedy 1321".…

This set of five air mail postage stamps was issued by Guatemala in 1969. The stamps feature a portrait of Dante surrounded by imagery representing hell. Each stamp has the same text, except for denomination, as follows: at the top: "GUATEMALA /…

This postage stamp was issued by Guinea as part of a series of nine stamps celebrating the French Romantic painter Eugène Delacroix. The stamp reproduces a detail from his first major painting, Dante et Virgile aux enfers (known in English as The…

This postage stamp was issued for pneumatic mail and features an image of the Naples Bust of Dante. Below the portrait is "DANTE ALIGHIERI". To the right of the portrait is text as follows: "REGNO D'ITALIA / POSTA / PNEVMATICA / CENT. 15" (Kingdom of…

This air mail postage stamp issued by Uruguay in 1966 features a modern portrait of Dante in the style of a medal. The stamp was designed by Medina and printed by the Impresora Nacional.

Issued by Sierra Leone as part of a series to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Musée du Louvre, this postage stamp reproduces a detail from French Romantic painter Eugène Delacroix's first major painting, Dante et Virgile aux enfers (known…

These stamps were issued by Italy as part of two series (a regular issue with ten stamps and an air mail issue with six stamps) for the "Proclamation of the Empire" featuring prominent Italians and other propaganda imagery. The three Dante stamps…

This postage stamp was issued by Italy to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Società Dante Alighieri in 1990. The stamp shows a bust of Dante (based on the Naples Bust), an open book, and a globe, symbolizing the goals of the society in…

This postage stamp was issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Accademia di studi italo-tedeschi/Akademie Deutsch-Italienischer Studien in Merano, Italy. The stamp shows the academy's logo consisting of overlapping profile…

This postage stamp was issued to commemorate the "Giornata della filatelia 2011" (Philately Day 2011). In the center of the stamp is a reproduction of the 1965 Italian 500-lire postage stamp showing the Naples Bust of Dante. The background comprises…

These are the first postage stamps ever issued which feature Dante. One of the first descriptions of these stamps is perhaps the best: the following account appeared in the October 1, 1921, issue of The Stamp Collectors' Fortnightly and…

This set of three stamps, designed by Emvin Cremona, was issued by Malta to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth. Each stamp features Raphael's portrait of Dante from the artist's fresco Disputation of the Holy Sacrament in the…

This set of three postage stamps was issued by Monaco to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of a committee of the Società Dante Alighieri in the principality. The stamps feature portraits of three famous Italians: Niccolò…

In 1932, Italy issued a series of twelve stamps for the benefit of the Società Dante Alighieri. The series depicts famous Italian poets and writers including (in order by increasing denomination) Giovanni Boccaccio, Niccolò Machiavelli, Paolo…

In 1932, Italy issued a series of twelve stamps for the benefit of the Società Dante Alighieri. In addition to regular issue stamps and stamps for the Italian colonies, the government also issued stamps for the Italian Aegean Islands territory. The…

In 1932, Italy issued a series of twelve stamps for the benefit of the Società Dante Alighieri. In addition to regular issue stamps and Aegean Islands stamps, the government also issued stamps for the Italian colonies. The series depicts famous…

This air mail postage stamp was issued by Mexico to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth. The stamp features a portrait of Dante based on the portrait in Raphael's fresco painting The Parnassus. The stamp has text as follows: at the…

This air mail postage stamp was issued by Panama a year after the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth and features Giotto's portrait of the poet. The stamp has text as follows: vertically, along the left side: "PANAMA"; vertically, along the right…

This set of two postage stamps was issued by Paraguay in 1966 as part of an 8-stamp set celebrating four world authors (Dante Alighieri, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Molière, and William Shakespeare). The Dante stamps show a monochrome version of…

This postage stamp was issued by Romania as part of a series of six stamps celebrating major cultural anniversaries of 1965. The stamps feature portraits of five men in addition to Dante: Anton Bacalbașa, Ion Bianu, Vasile Conta, Horace, and Jean…

This set of four postage stamps was issued by San Marino to celebrate the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth. The stamps feature the following illustrations by Gustave Doré: portrait of Dante (LIRE 40; engraved by Z. Vannelli); "Charon and the River…

This postage stamp was issued by the United States to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth. The stamp was designed by American artist Douglas W. Gorsline and features a portrait of Dante holding a book labeled "Dante"; in the background…

This postage stamp was issued as part of a joint issue with San Marino and Vatican City for the Giornata della Lingua Italiana (Celebration Day of the Italian Language) in 2009. It depicts a scene from the beginning of Inferno in which Dante…

This postage stamp was issued as part of a joint issue with Italy and Vatican City for the Giornata della Lingua Italiana (Celebration Day of the Italian Language) in 2009. It depicts a scene from the beginning of Inferno in which Dante…

This postage stamp was issued as part of a joint issue with Italy and San Marino for the Giornata della Lingua Italiana (Celebration Day of the Italian Language) in 2009. It depicts a scene from the beginning of Inferno in which Dante (accompanied…

This series of thirty-five air mail postage stamps was issued in 1972 (probably December). The stamps depict scenes from manuscript illustrations of the Divina commedia. Each stamp is printed either horizontally or vertically between two labels:…

This stamp is part of a set of six stamps celebrating paintings by Raphael. The stamp shows a detail from Raphael's portrait of Dante from the artist's fresco Disputation of the Holy Sacrament in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City. Across the…

These two stamps are part of a set of six stamps celebrating paintings by Raphael. One stamp shows Raphael's The Parnassus and the other shows his Disputation of the Holy Sacrament. Both frescoes are in the Stanza della Segnatura (Room of the…

This postage stamp was issued by Guinea to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of the French Romantic painter Eugène Delacroix. The stamp reproduces his first major painting, Dante et Virgile aux enfers (known in English as The Barque of…

This set of six postage stamps was issued by Poste Magistrali, the postal arm of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM), a sovereign, Roman Catholic order of chivalry. The set is SMOM issue number 472, "Capolavori della letteratura"…

This postage stamp was issued to commemorate the 750th anniversary of Dante's birth. The stamp features two angels and a portrait of Dante and has text as follows: at the top: "1,90€ MONACO" and at the bottom: "Dante Alighieri 1265 - 1321". The…

Part of a series of stamps issued by Paraguay in 1973 depicting Florentine paintings, this air mail stamp shows a detail from Domenico di Michelino's fifteenth-century Allegory of the Divine Comedy. In the upper right corner is "PARAGUAY / AEREO".…

This postage stamp was issued by Kyrgyz Express Post and shows a detail of Henry Holiday's 1884 painting Dante and Beatrice. In the upper left corner is the denomination; in the upper right corner is the logo of Kyrgyz Express Post; vertically, along…

This postage stamp was issued by Guinea as part of a series celebrating the 1990 FIFA World Cup held in Italy. The air mail stamp, designed by Jean-Louis Puvilland, is a collage of images: the 1990 FIFA World Cup logo, the World Cup trophy, a soccer…

This postage stamp was issued by the Central African Republic as part of a series to commemorate the French Romantic painter Eugène Delacroix. The stamp reproduces his first major painting, Dante et Virgile aux enfers (known in English as The Barque…