First Day Cover - United States - 1965 - Sarzin Metallics
First Day Cover
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.
92 × 166 mm
Mellone no. 1268-23
Clyde J. Sarzin