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This square cancellation commemorates the centenary of and depicts Cesare Zocchi's 1896 monument to Dante in Trent, Italy.

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This miniature sheet is one of an extensive series depicting "Masters of Renaissance" and their works. While there is no Dante stamp in the series, he is depicted in sculpture, with Francesco Petrarca, on the miniature sheet for the Raphael stamp.…

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This cinderella stamp (possibly part of a series) was issued for the benefit of the Società Dante Alighieri and "Per l'assistenza agli emigranti" (for the assistance of emigrants). The stamp features a portrait of a laborer holding a hammer with…

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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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These first day covers were issued by Filagrano. The "Gold" series cachet is printed on a small sheet of rayon that is affixed to the envelope within a printed gold frame with "Piazza dei Signori / Verona" at the top. The cachet shows a photographic…

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This circular cancellation echoes the 1987 Italian postage stamp that is was designed to accompany. The cancellation and the stamp show the same view of Piazza dei Signori in Verona, Italy, with Ugo Zannoni's 1865 statue of Dante in front of the…

This cinderella stamp was issued for the Società Dante Alighieri's 28th congress held in Padua, Italy, September 24–26, 1923. The stamp features the Naples Bust of Dante below two figures holding an embossed, gold seal captioned "BOLLA / DELLA…

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This propaganda poster stamp was issued in 1915 as part of a large series promoting the Italian irredentist campaign to annex the cities of Trent and Trieste back to Italy. The stamp depicts Cesare Zocchi's 1896 monument to Dante in Trent and has…

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This poster stamp, probably issued around 1915, honors the Prima Armata (First Army), a division of the Italian army responsible for defending the country's border with Switzerland and Austria-Hungary during World War I. The stamp depicts Cesare…

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These two cinderella stamps were issued by the Comitato cattolico per l'omaggio a Dante Alighieri (Catholic Committee for the Homage to Dante Alighieri) in Ravenna, Italy, in 1921, presumably to raise funds for the restoration of the Basilica of San…

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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 stamp likely is a counterfeit and was printed as part of a series commemorating the turn of the millennium. The stamp portrays a white bust of Dante. Vertically along the left side of the stamp is a caption: "Dante Alighieri 14th Century".

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This maximum card was issued by Golden Italia as "Edizione «Roma» no 769 Italia". The card features a black and white photograph of the Naples Bust of Dante, the 1990 Italy postage stamp commemorating the centenary of the Società Dante Alighieri, and…

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This cancellation mirrors the 2011 Italian postage stamp for the "GIORNATA DELLA FILATELIA" (Philately Day) designed by Gaetano Ieluzzo. The cancellation reproduces the 1965 Italian 500-lire postage stamp showing the Naples Bust of Dante; the Italian…

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This postage stamp was issued to commemorate the "Giornata della filatelia 2011" (Philately Day 2011). In the center of the stamp is a reproduction of the 1965 Italian 500-lire postage stamp showing the Naples Bust of Dante. The background comprises…

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This postage stamp was issued by Italy to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Società Dante Alighieri in 1990. The stamp shows a bust of Dante (based on the Naples Bust), an open book, and a globe, symbolizing the goals of the society in spreading…

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This postage stamp was issued for pneumatic mail and features an image of the Naples Bust of Dante. Below the portrait is "DANTE ALIGHIERI". To the right of the portrait is text as follows: "REGNO D'ITALIA / POSTA / PNEVMATICA / CENT. 15" (Kingdom of…

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This set of four postage stamps was issued to celebrate the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth. Three of the stamps each depict a scene apiece from one of the parts of the Divina commedia: Inferno, Purgatorio, or Paradiso. The fourth stamp shows the…

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This series of poster stamps was issued by or for the Mantua Committee of the Società Dante Alighieri. The stamps feature a scene from the base of Cesare Zocchi's 1896 monument to Dante in Trent in which Dante and Virgil meet Sordello, the…

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This poster stamp is either by or after Gaston Fontanille (1883–1923), commonly known as Delandre, inventor and forger of vignette poster stamps. The stamp depicts Cesare Zocchi's 1896 monument to Dante in Trent, Italy, with the flag of the Kingdom…

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This set of cinderella stamps was issued by the Federazione italiana contro la tubercolosi e Consorzi provinciali antitubercolari (Italian Federation Against Tuberculosis and Provincial Antituberculosis Consortium) for the "XXVIII CAMPAGNA NAZIONALE…

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This propaganda poster stamp features the Naples Bust of Dante and was designed by "Pinochi", probably Enrico Mauro Pinochi. The text reads "ITALIANI DATE LA PREFERENZA ALLE INDUSTRIE NAZIONALI" (Italians give preference to national industries). The…

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This poster stamp was issued by Carlo Belloni of Milan and features a paraphrase from Inferno 33:80, "Italia! Il bel paese dove il sì suona......" (Italy! The beautiful country where the "sì" is heard......) followed by the propagandistic phrase "È…

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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 postage stamp was issued as part of a four-stamp set celebrating Italian piazzas. The stamp shows Piazza dei Signori (also known as Piazza Dante) in Verona. In the center of the piazza is a statue of Dante, sculpted by Ugo Zannoni and erected in…

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This postage stamp was issued for pneumatic mail and features an image of the Naples Bust of Dante. Below the portrait is "DANTE ALIGHIERI". To the right of the portrait is text as follows: "ITALIA / POSTA / PNEUMATICA / CENT. 60" (Italy, pneumatic…

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This stamp features the statue of Dante sculpted by Enrico Pazzi and erected in Piazza Santa Croce in Florence, Italy, in 1865. The statue is distinguished by the sweeping mantle which Dante holds closed and by the eagle perched behind the poet's…
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