Cinderella Stamp - Società Dante Alighieri, 28th Congress (1923)
This cinderella stamp was issued for the Società Dante Alighieri's 28th congress held in Padua, Italy, September 24–26, 1923. The stamp features the Naples Bust of Dante below two figures holding an embossed, gold seal captioned "BOLLA / DELLA DEDIZIONE / DI ZARA A VENETIA 1409" (Seal of the dedication of Zara [now Zadar, Croatia] to Venice). The following coats of arms occupy each of the four corners: Padua in the upper left, Kingdom of Italy in the upper right, Zadar in the lower right, and Venice in the lower left. At the bottom of the stamp is text as follows: "XXVIIIo CONGRESSO / PADOVA Settembre / 1923" (28th congress, Padua, September 1923). To the left of the text is the denomination "20 Cmi" (20 centesimi) with the "C" encircling the "20".
56 × 34 mm
Malorzo no. 23-85
Società Dante Alighieri
Image from Malorzo.