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First Day Cover - Italy - 1990 - Capitolium

Title

First Day Cover - Italy - 1990 - Capitolium

Type

First Day Cover

Coverage

Italy

Date Issued

1990-05-12

Description

This first day cover was issued by Capitolium (no. 683). 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. Surrounding the portrait is text as follows: "CENTENARIO DELLA FONDAZIONE DELLA SOCIETA / DANTE ALIGHIERI" (centenary of the foundation of the Dante Alighieri Society). The cachet is signed "T.O." (Orlando Tomassi) at the bottom.

Extent

95 × 164 mm

Contributor

Capitolium
Raphael
Orlando Tomassi

Language

Italian