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These first day covers were issued by Capitolium (no. 81) in blue and purple. The cachets are reminiscent of Sandro Botticelli's illustrations for Inferno 19 showing the souls of simonists in the third bolgia (ditch) of the eighth circle of hell,…

These first day covers were issued by Capitolium (nos. 49 and V. 46/a).The cachet for no. 49 shows a montage of the four illustrations by Gustave Doré used on the San Marino Dante stamps of 1965. The illustrations are as follows: portrait of…

These first day covers were issued by Capitolium (nos. V. 46 and V. 46/a).The cachet for no. V. 46 shows Dante and Beatrice in heaven. In the upper right corner is "1265 / 1965" and at the bottom is the following text: "VII CENTENARIO DELLA NASCITA /…

This first day cover was issued by Capitolium (no. 683). The cachet features Raphael's portrait of Dante from the artist's fresco Disputation of the Holy Sacrament in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City. Surrounding the portrait is text as follows:…