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First Day Cover - Vatican City - 1965 - ALA

Title

First Day Cover - Vatican City - 1965 - ALA

Type

First Day Cover

Coverage

Vatican City

Date Issued

1965-05-18

Description

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 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".

Extent

92 × 163 mm

Contributor

Raphael
Sandro Botticelli
ALA

Language

Italian