First Day Cover - Vatican City - 1965 - ALA
First Day Cover
This first day cover was issued by ALA (no. 70). The cachet shows the portrait of Dante in Raphael's fresco Disputation of the Holy Sacrament in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City. This is overprinted with Sandro Botticelli's illustration of Dante and Beatrice in the heaven of the moon from Paradiso 3 found in a manuscript volume in the Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin known as MS Hamilton 201. Below the cachet is text as follows: "1265 / 1965 / Città del Vaticano".
92 × 163 mm