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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 armorial cancellation quotes part of a Latin inscription on a plaque in the church of Santa Margherita dei Cerchi in Florence, Italy, the church in which Dante may have married Gemma Donati and where Beatrice Portinari is buried. The full…

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 last day covers were issued by KimCover (nos. 39 and 39/A). The cachet for no. 39 shows Giotto's portrait of Dante, reversed from the original, within a gold frame at the top of which is "MCCLXV MCMLXV". Below the cachet is "Dante". The…

This is the ordinance enacted by the Pontificia Commissione per lo Stato della Città del Vaticano (Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State), the legislative body of Vatican City, as published in the Italian supplement to Acta Apostolicae…

These first day covers were issued by Venetia (nos. 87-1/V and 87-2/V).The cachet on 87-1/V features a modern interpretation of Raphael's portrait of Dante from the artist's fresco Disputation of the Holy Sacrament in the Apostolic Palace in…

This first day cover was issued by Tre Stelle. 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. Below the portrait is text as follows: "RAFFAELLO.…

This first day cover was issued by Roma (Vat. 49). 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. The cachet is signed "D. NIZZI" in the area of…

These first day covers were issued by Rodia. One cachet features Sandro Botticelli's illustration of Dante and Beatrice in the heaven of the moon from Paradiso 3 found in a manuscript volume in the Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin known as MS…

These first day covers were issued by Re.Ru. The cachets feature Giotto's portrait of Dante, reversed from the original, surrounded by a decorative frame. Below the portrait is "DANTE ALIGHIERI / 1265 - 1321".

These first day covers were issued by KimCover (nos. 13 and 39/A). Both covers use the same cachet, a version of Sandro Botticelli's illustration of Dante and Beatrice in the heaven of Mercury from Paradiso 6 found in a manuscript volume in the…

This first day cover likely was issued by Stampa Filatelica. The cachet features a reproduction of an anonymous miniature portrait of Dante from a fifteenth-century manuscript (MS Riccardiano 1040) now in the Biblioteca Riccardiana in Florence,…

This first day cover was issued by Filagrano. The cachet shows a full-length portrait of Dante holding a book on which is written the text of Paradiso 1:1–2: "La gloria di colui che tutto muove / per l'universo penetra e risplende" (The glory 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 ALA (no. 70). The cachet shows the portrait of Dante in Raphael's fresco Disputation of the Holy Sacrament in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City. This is overprinted with Sandro Botticelli's illustration…

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 series of maximum cards was issued by KimCover (KimCover Art Gallery of Vatican Stamps, no. 36–39) for the Vatican City postage stamps of 1965. Each card reproduces its respective stamp within a decorative frame. At the top of each frame is…

This series of maximum cards was issued by Stampa Filatelica (Golden Series, no. 104–107; series supervised by Vittorio Lo Bianco) for the Vatican City postage stamps of 1965. The first card (no. 104), like the stamp, shows Raphael's portrait of…

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 set of four stamps was issued by Vatican City to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth. The 10-lire stamp is based on the portrait of Dante in Raphael's fresco Disputation of the Holy Sacrament in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican…