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First Day Cover - Italy - 1965 - Venetia

Title

First Day Cover - Italy - 1965 - Venetia

Type

First Day Cover

Coverage

Italy

Date Issued

1965-10-21

Description

These first day covers were issued by Venetia (nos. 223/It. and 223-2/It.).

The cachet on 223/It. features a portrait of Dante in a modern style with text as follows: vertically, on the left: "DANTE ALIGHIERI"; and at the top: "PRIMO GIORNO DI EMISSIONE" (first day of issue).

The cachet on 223-2/It. features an angel holding a sword in a modern style with text as follows: vertically, on the left: "PRIMO GIORNO DI EMISSIONE" (first day of issue); at the top: "VIIo CENTENARIO DELLA NASCITA" (7th centenary of [his] birth); and at the bottom: "DANTE / ALIGHIERI".

Extent

92 × 165 mm (223/It.)
93 × 165 mm (223-2/It.)

Contributor

Venetia (Modena, Italy)

Language

Italian