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First Day Cover - Vatican City - 1965 - Roma

Title

First Day Cover - Vatican City - 1965 - Roma

Type

First Day Cover

Coverage

Vatican City

Date Issued

1965-05-18

Description

This first day cover was issued by Roma (Vat. 49). The cachet features Raphael's portrait of Dante from the artist's fresco Disputation of the Holy Sacrament in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City. The cachet is signed "D. NIZZI" in the area of Dante's neck. Below the portrait is text as follows: "Dante / VII CENTENARIO / DELLA NASCITA" (Dante, 7th centenary of [his] birth).

Extent

94 × 164 mm

Contributor

Raphael
D. Nizzi
Roma

Language

Italian