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First Day Cover - San Marino - 1965 - Volpini

Title

First Day Cover - San Marino - 1965 - Volpini

Type

First Day Cover

Coverage

San Marino

Date Issued

1965-11-20

Description

These first day covers have the same cachet created by Renato Volpini featuring a portrait of Dante within a frame. Below the portrait is a banner with the following text from Purgatorio 1:71: "LIBERTÀ VA / CERCANDO / CH'E SÌ CARA ...." (He is searching for liberty, which is so dear). On one FDC, there is text below the cachet as follows: "REPUBBLICA DI SAN MARINO / SERIE DANTE" (Republic of San Marino Dante series). On the other, in the same location, is "VII CENTENARIO DELLA NASCITA DI DANTE ALIGHIERI / SAN MARINO - 20 NOVEMBRE 1965" (7th centenary of the birth of Dante Alighieri).

Extent

136 × 199 mm (both)

Contributor

Renato Volpini

Language

Italian