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First Day Cover - Vatican City - 1965 - Filagrano

Title

First Day Cover - Vatican City - 1965 - Filagrano

Type

First Day Cover

Coverage

Vatican City

Date Issued

1965-05-18

Description

This first day cover was issued by Filagrano. The cachet shows a full-length portrait of Dante holding a book on which is written the text of Paradiso 1:1–2: "La gloria di colui che tutto muove / per l'universo penetra e risplende" (The glory of Him who moves all things pervades the universe and shines); Dante's tomb in Ravenna is shown in the background. The cachet is surrounded by text as follows: vertically, on the left: "first day cover"; at the top: "CITTA' DEL VATICANO"; and at the bottom: "VII CENT. DELLA NASCITA / DANTE ALIGHIERI" (7th centenary of the birth [of] Dante Alighieri).

A brief biography of Dante is printed on the envelope's flap.

Extent

96 × 166 mm

Contributor

Filagrano (Forlì, Italy)

Language

Italian