Search using this query type:



Search only these record types:

Item
File
Collection
Simple Page

Advanced Search (Items only)

First Day Cover - San Marino - 1965 - Capitolium

Title

First Day Cover - San Marino - 1965 - Capitolium

Type

First Day Cover

Coverage

San Marino

Date Issued

1965-11-20

Description

These first day covers were issued by Capitolium (nos. 49 and V. 46/a).

The cachet for no. 49 shows a montage of the four illustrations by Gustave Doré used on the San Marino Dante stamps of 1965. The illustrations are as follows: portrait of Dante; "Charon and the River Acheron" from Inferno 3:82–84; "The Eagle" from Purgatorio 9:29–30; and "The Heaven of the Fixed Stars" from Paradiso 26:7–9. At the top of the cachet is "1265" and "1965" and at the bottom is "VII CENT. / DELLA NASCITA" (7th centenary of the birth). In the lower right corner of the cachet is the coat of arms of San Marino. This cachet is known to have been printed in a red version and a violet version.

The cachet for no. V. 46/a features Luca Signorelli's painting of Dante in the cathedral of Orvieto, Italy. Below the image is text as follows: "VII CENTENARIO NASCITA DANTE ALIGHIERI" (7th centenary [of the] birth [of] Dante Alighieri).

Extent

95 × 165 mm (all)

Contributor

Gustave Doré
Luca Signorelli
Capitolium

Language

Italian