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A cancellation or cancel is a postal marking applied over a postage stamp or on postal stationery to deface the stamp and prevent its re-use. Cancellations may be applied by hand or machine.

Items in the Cancellations Collection

This circular cancellation features a right-facing portrait of Dante based on the portrait by Gustave Doré surrounded by text advertising the "MUESTRA FILATÉLICA Y NUMISMÁTICA / 70 AÑOS ASOCIACIÓN DANTE ALIGHIERI" (Philatelic and Numismatic…

This circular cancellation features a portrait of Dante surrounded by text: "BONN 1", "'Dante'~GEDENK~MARKE", "ERSTAUSG.", and "53".

This circular cancellation features a portrait of Dante looking over his left shoulder with text to the left: "OMAGGIO / A DANTE / ALIGHIERI / 1265 - 1321" (Homage to Dante Alighieri).

This rectangular cancellation features Dante's tomb in Ravenna to the left of a text box: "RAVENNA / 1321 – 1971 / 650o / ANNIVERSARIO / MORTE DI DANTE".

This square cancellation was created for the "5A MOSTRA FILATELICA NAZIONALE" (5th National Philatelic Exhibition). In addition to that text, the cancellation features a left-facing portrait of Dante and the following text: "38100 TRENTO C.P.",…

This cancellation features a right-facing portrait of Dante surrounded by the phrase "65oCONGRESSO INT.LE-SOCIETÀ DANTE ALIGHIERI" (65th International Congress - Società Dante Alighieri).

This circular cancellation features a portrait of Dante—based on the Naples Bust—with a globe and open book. The design echoes the 1990 Italian postage stamp issued to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Società Dante Alighieri. Around the…

This circular cancellation celebrates the 523rd anniversary of the first printed edition of the Divina commedia. The edition was printed in 1472 in Foligno by Johann Neumeister and Evangelista Angelini. The central image is of an open printed book…

This square cancellation features a left-facing portrait of Dante surrounded by the following text: "FIRENZE V.R."; "FESTA DELLA TOSCANA" (Tuscany Festival); "PROFILO DI DANTE" (profile of Dante); and "MOSTRA FILATELICA E CARTOLINE" (Philatelic…

This circular cancellation features left-facing portraits of Dante and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe surrounded by text: "39012 MERANO CENTRO-MERAN ZENTRUM (BZ)", "50oANNIVERSARIO FONDAZIONE ACCADEMIA DI STUDI ITALO-TEDESCHI" (50th anniversary of the…

This circular cancellation features a detail from the relief portrait attributed to Pietro Lombardo on Dante's tomb in Ravenna, Italy. Beside the portrait is the Lions Clubs International logo surrounded by text: "RAVENNA / 2009" and "LVII CONGRESSO…

This circular cancellation depicts a scene from the beginning of the Inferno in which Dante (accompanied by Virgil in this illustration but not in the text) is blocked by three beasts. The scene is taken from a miniature in Codex Urbinate Latino…

This circular cancellation depicts a scene from the beginning of the Inferno in which Dante (accompanied by Virgil in this illustration but not in the text) is blocked by three beasts. The scene is taken from a miniature in Codex Urbinate Latino…

This rectangular cancellation features a right-facing portrait of Dante based on the portrait in Raphael's fresco painting The Parnassus. The design echoes the 1965 Mexico postage stamp. To the right of the portrait is text: "DANTE ALIGHIERI / 1265…

This circular cancellation features a right-facing portrait of Dante based on Sandro Botticelli's fifteenth-century portrait now in the Fondation Martin Bodmer in Cologny, Switzerland. The portrait on the cancellation is reversed from the original.…

This cancellation mirrors the 2011 Italian postage stamp for the "GIORNATA DELLA FILATELIA" (Philately Day) designed by Gaetano Ieluzzo. The cancellation reproduces the 1965 Italian 500-lire postage stamp showing the Naples Bust of Dante; the…

This circular cancellation features a left-facing portrait of Dante. The portrait is surrounded by text as follows: "PROJEKT – PROGETTO / DANTE"; "19.1.2012"; and "6101 KOPER - CAPODISTRIA".

This rectangular cancellation was created to celebrate an exhibition titled "Florenz!" held at the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, Germany, from November 22, 2013, through March 9, 2014. The cancellation features Dante holding a book and gesturing in an…

This rectangular, typographic cancellation was designed for use with the 1965 Argentina Dante commemorative postage stamp.

This rectangular cancellation was designed for use with the 1966 Uruguay Dante commemorative postage stamp. The cancellation shows a book with the title "La / Divina / Comedia" surrounded by text as follows: "CORREOS DEL / URUGUAY"; "VII CENTENARIO…

This armorial cancellation quotes part of a Latin inscription on a plaque in the church of Santa Margherita dei Cerchi in Florence, Italy, the church in which Dante may have married Gemma Donati and where Beatrice Portinari is buried. The full…

This circular cancellation features a right-facing portrait of Dante. The text around the portrait is as follows: "MUESTRA PRESENCIA ITALIANA EN LA FILATELIA ARGENTINA" (Exhibition [of the] Italian Presence in Argentine Philately). At the bottom of…

This circular cancellation echoes the 1987 Italian postage stamp that is was designed to accompany. The cancellation and the stamp show the same view of Piazza dei Signori in Verona, Italy, with Ugo Zannoni's 1865 statue of Dante in front of the…

This circular cancellation feature a line-drawing version of Laure Fissore's portrait of Dante on the 2015 Monaco stamp she designed. The text is as follows: "OFFICE DES TIMBRES MONACO"; "09.04.2015"; and "JOUR D'EMISSION".

For the 125th Veronafil exhibition.

The painting depicted on this cancellation shows Dante with the faces of souls in hell and is the work of Patrizio Virzì, an artist from Cesena, Italy. The painting is titled L'Inferno di Dante.

Detail from Filippino Lippi's painting Apparition of the Virgin to St. Bernard (ca. 1480) showing Mary and St. Bernard of Clairvaux. Created for the philatelic exhibition "Dante Alighieri, il Lazio e la Divina Commedia" held in Latina, Italy, May…

For the 125th Veronafil exhibition.