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Togo issued this stamp as part of a set commemorating the 545th anniversary of Michelangelo's birth. The stamp reproduces his fresco The Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel. Dante is barely visible in the upper right quarter (circled here in green).…

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Mozambique issued this stamp as part of a set celebrating the artwork of Russian painter Ivan Aivazovsky. The stamp reproduces his painting Dante Shows an Artist Some Unusual Clouds. The stamp has text as follows: at the top: "IVAN AIVAZOVSKY…

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The Principality of Andorra issued this stamp in 2018 to celebrate the country’s diversity and Italian community. Designed by Jordi ­Casamajor, the stamp features a portrait of Dante surrounded by text as follows: at the top: “Principat d’Andorra…

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This stamp is part of a set of eight celebrating 90 years of Mickey Mouse in Italy (1928–2018). The set is the 33rd issue in the series "Le Eccellenze del sistema produttivo ed economico" (The excellencies of the productive and economic system).The…

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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…

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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…

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This postage stamp was issued by São Tomé and Príncipe as part of a series to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the death of Eugène Delacroix. The stamp reproduces his first major painting, Dante et Virgile aux enfers (known in English as The…

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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…

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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 La commedia illumina Firenze (The Comedy Illuminates Florence). Michelino's fifteenth-century fresco…

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Monaco issued this postage stamp 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…

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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"…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 by…

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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 (accompanied…

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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 is also the fourth issue in the Festival internazionale della…

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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…

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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…

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 Sarpi,…

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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…

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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…

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These are the first postage stamps ever issued that feature Dante and the first Italian postage stamps to feature an author.1 One of the first descriptions of these stamps is perhaps the best: the following account appeared in the October 1, 1921,…
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