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First Day Cover - Italy - 2009 - Masiello da Ercole

Title

First Day Cover - Italy - 2009 - Masiello da Ercole

Type

First Day Cover

Coverage

Italy

Date Issued

2009-10-21

Description

The hand-painted cachets by Nino Masiello da Ercole on these first day covers each reproduce a different common portrait of Dante: one is based on the Naples Bust and the other is based on Gustave Doré's portrait of the poet. Below both cachets is "Pezzo unico" (unique item) and the artist's signature "Nino Masiello 2009". In the upper left corner of the envelope is the artist's logo.

Extent

178 × 239 mm (both)

Contributor

Nino Masiello da Ercole
Gustave Doré

Language

Italian