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This brochure was issued by the Office des Émissions de Timbres-Poste of Monaco for the principality's 1966 postage stamp celebrating the 700th anniversary of the birth of Dante. The text includes a biography of Dante and an overview of his Divina…

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This bulletin was issued by the Argentine Secretaría de Comunicaciones (no. 212). The bulletin includes information about the 1965 Argentina postage stamp celebrating the 700th anniversary of the birth of Dante.

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This first day bulletin (no. 220) was issued by E-B-Verlag Erich Braun of Berlin, Germany. The bulletin includes a biography of Dante and a portrait of the poet that also was used as the cachet of the E-B-Verlag Erich Braun first day cover.

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This bulletin was issued by the Italian Ministero delle Poste e delle Telecomunicazioni (no. 119). The bulletin includes information, written by Aldo Ferrabino (and translated into French by Madeleine Cerri), about the 1965 Italy postage stamp…

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This bulletin was issued by the Italian Amministrazione delle Poste e delle Telecomunicazioni (no. 210). The bulletin includes information, written by Salvatore Accardo (and translated into French by Madeleine Cerri), about the 1972 Italy postage…

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This bulletin was issued by the Italian Amministrazione delle Poste e delle Telecomunicazioni (no. 10/90). The bulletin includes information, written by Italo Borzi, about the 1990 Italy postage stamp celebrating the centenary of the Società Dante…

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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…

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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…

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

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

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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…

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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).

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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).

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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…

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

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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…

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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 central…

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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 365,…
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