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First Day Cover - Germany - 1971 - Unknown Designer

Title

First Day Cover - Germany - 1971 - Unknown Designer

Type

First Day Cover

Coverage

Germany

Date Issued

1971-09-03

Description

The cachet on this first day cover features a right-facing portrait of Dante imposed over an open book with the title of the poet's magnum opus in German and Italian: "Die Göttliche Komödie (DIVINA COMMEDIA)".

On the envelopes flap is the following text:
"Dante Alighieri"-Gedenkmarke — Aus Anlaß der 650. Wiederkehr des Todesjahres von Dante Alighieri (1265–1321), der zu den bedeutendsten Gelehrten und Politikern Italiens gehörte und ein hervorragender Dichter war, gibt die Deutsche Bundespost eine Gedenkmarke heraus. Entwurf: Prof. Karl Hans Walter, Nürnberg - Stich: Egon Falz - Druck: Bundesdruckerei Berlin - Wert: 10 Pf - Farbe: dunkelblau - Größe: V (27,5 × 32,8 mm) Hochformat, 50 Stück auf Schalterbogen - Auflage: 30 000 000 Stück Ausgabetag: 3. September 1971".
(Dante Alighieri Commemorative Stamp — On the occasion of the 650th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) who was one of the most eminent scholars and politicians in Italy and was an outstanding poet, the Deutsche Bundespost publishes a commemorative stamp. Design: Prof. Karl Hans Walter, Nuremberg - Engraving: Egon Falz - Printer: Bundesdruckerei Berlin - Value: 10 Pf - Color: dark blue - Size: V (27.5 × 32.8 mm) portrait, <50 Stück auf Schalterbogen> - Circulation: 30,000,000 units Date of issue: September 3, 1971).

Extent

93 × 165 mm

Language

German