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First Day Cover - United States - 1965 - Sarzin Metallics

Title

First Day Cover - United States - 1965 - Sarzin Metallics

Type

First Day Cover

Coverage

United States

Date Issued

1965-07-17

Description

This first day cover's cachet features Raphael's portrait of Dante from the artist's fresco Disputation of the Holy Sacrament in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City (reversed from the original). Below the portrait is text as follows: "Dante / VII CENTENARIO / DELLA NASCITA" (Dante, 7th centenary of [his] birth). The cachet is printed on a small sheet of anodized aluminum which is affixed to the envelope. Clyde J. Sarzin developed this type of metal cachet and issued first day covers through Sarzin Metallics.

Extent

92 × 166 mm

Bibliographic Citation

Mellone no. 1268-23

Contributor

Raphael
Sarzin Metallics
Clyde J. Sarzin

Language

English
Italian