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First Day Cover - San Marino - 1965 - Venetia

Title

First Day Cover - San Marino - 1965 - Venetia

Type

First Day Cover

Coverage

San Marino

Date Issued

1965-11-20

Description

These first day covers were issued by Venetia (nos. 90-1/SM and 90-2/SM).

The cachet on 90-1/SM features a portrait of Charon from Gustave Doré's illustration "Charon and the River Acheron" from Inferno 3:82–84 with text as follows: at the top: "PRIMO GIORNO DI EMISSIONE" (first day of issue); and at the bottom: "DANTE / VII CENTEN." (7th centenary).

The cachet on 90-2/SM features Doré's portrait of Dante with text as follows: vertically, on the left: "DANTE"; at the top: "VII CENTENARIO DELLA NASCITA" (7th centenary of the birth); and at the bottom: "FIRST DAY COVER".

Extent

92 × 166 mm (90-1/SM)
92 × 165 mm (90-2/SM)

Contributor

Gustave Doré
Venetia (Modena, Italy)

Language

Italian