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Beginning in the 1960s, prolific collector and cachet maker John Ranto of Hamilton Township, New Jersey, produced first day covers made from postal bulletins and display posters. According to online sales descriptions by Trenton Stamp and Coin,…

The cachet on this first day cover, issued by the Centro Filatélico del Paraguay, repeats the portraits of four famous authors from the stamps it was designed to bear.

This miniature sheet commemorates the French Romantic artist Eugène Delacroix (1798–1863). The sheet featues four of the artist's paintings:La Liberté guidant le peuple (1830) Chevaux arabes combattant dans une écurie (1860) Dernières paroles…

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…

For the 125th Veronafil exhibition.

This poster stamp was issued by the publisher Langenscheidt to advertise a series of phrasebooks that were part of the Toussaint-Langenscheidt language-learning method. The stamp shows Dante, representing the Italian language, sitting on a bench…

This miniature sheet shows Henry Holiday's 1884 painting Dante and Beatrice. Along the top is "750 лет со дня рождения Данте Алигьери / 750th Birth Anniversary of Dante Alighieri"; vertically, along the right side, is…

This maximum card was issued by the philatelic group Circolo filatelico fiorentino and postmarked in Florence on October 21, 1965. The card features a portrait of Dante signed "G.P.". Above the portrait is "1265" and "1965" and below is "VIIo…

This miniature sheet, designed by Jean-Louis Puvilland, was issued by Guinea as part of a series celebrating the 1990 FIFA World Cup held in Italy. The sheet shows the Italsat satellite, St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, and the Arch of Peace in…

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…

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…

Poste Magistrali, the postal arm of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM), a sovereign, Roman Catholic order of chivalry. The cachet is simply the order's logo with text as follows: "Sovrano Militare Ordine Ospedaliero di San Giovanni di…

This miniature sheet 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" (masterpieces of…

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.