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The hand-painted cachets by Nino Masiello da Ercole on these first day covers each reproduce a different common portrait of Dante: one is based on the Naples Bust and the other is based on Gustave Doré's portrait of the poet. Below both cachets is…

This first day cover's hand-painted cachet by Nino Masiello da Ercole depicts a scene from Paradiso 24 in which St. Peter interrogates Dante—accompanied by Beatrice—about the poet's faith. The scene is taken from a miniature by Giovanni di…

These three first day covers were issued by the Monaco Office des Émissions de Timbres-Poste to accompany the three postage stamps issued to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of a branch of the Società Dante Alighieri in the…

The Italy miniature sheet features five stamps with adjacent labels. In the left margin are logos for the 2009 Festival Internazionale della Filatelia (International Festival of Philately) and Poste Italiane; in the right margin is a barcode and the…

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 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 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 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…

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 maximum card and cancellation were commissioned for the philatelic exhibition held in Cesena, Italy, from October 29 to November 1, 2011. The theme of the exhibition was "L'Inferno di Dante" (Dante's Inferno) and 34 members of the Centro…

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 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 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 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…