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First Day Cover - United States - 1965 - Dyer

Title

First Day Cover - United States - 1965 - Dyer

Type

First Day Cover

Coverage

United States

Date Issued

1965-07-17

Description

This first day cover's hand-painted cachet by Ralph Dyer depicts Dante, crowned with a laurel wreath, against a background of flames holding a book on which are written the words "Poet", "Soldier", "Writer", and "EXILE". Below the portrait is a banner with text as follows: "Honoring / DANTE ALIGHIERI / 1265 / 1321". The cachet is signed "R. DYER" in the lower left corner.

Extent

93 × 166 mm

Contributor

Ralph Dyer

Language

English