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Last Day Cover - Vatican City - 1966 - KimCover

Title

Last Day Cover - Vatican City - 1966 - KimCover

Type

Last Day Cover

Coverage

Vatican City

Date Issued

1966-06-30

Description

These last day covers were issued by KimCover (nos. 39 and 39/A). The cachet for no. 39 shows Giotto's portrait of Dante, reversed from the original, within a gold frame at the top of which is "MCCLXV MCMLXV". Below the cachet is "Dante". The cachet for no. 39/A shows a version of Sandro Botticelli's illustration of Dante and Beatrice in the heaven of Mercury from Paradiso 6 found in a manuscript volume in the Kupferstichkabinett in Berlin known as MS Hamilton 201. Below the cachet is "BOTTICELLI - DANTE E BEATRICE".

Both covers share some of the same text: vertically, along the left side: "TIRATURA 600 COPIE - ISSUE 600 COVERS"; vertically, along the right side: "ULTIMO GIORNO VALIDITÀ / LAST DAY COVER"; and in the lower right corner: "KimCover S.C.V." Both covers also have a medallion portrait of Pope Paul VI surrounded by text: "PAVLVS VI PONT·MAX·"; "ULTIMA DIE" (last day) appears near the medallion portrait. Each cover is labelled with its respective series number: "39 KimCover 13 - Paulus P.P. VI" or "39/A KimCover 13/A - Paulus P.P. VI".

Extent

92 × 165 mm (both)

Contributor

Giotto
Sandro Botticelli
KimCover

Language

English
Italian
Latin