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First Day Cover - Italy - 1965 - Universal Editrice

Title

First Day Cover - Italy - 1965 - Universal Editrice

Type

First Day Cover

Coverage

Italy

Date Issued

1965-10-21

Description

The cachet on this first day cover features Raphael's portrait of Dante from the artist's fresco Disputation of the Holy Sacrament in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City. Above the portrait is text as follows: "VIII CENTENARIO DELLA NASCITA DI DANTE ALIGHIERI" (7th centenary of the birth of Dante Alighieri); below is: "Primo giorno d'emissione / Premier jour d'émission - First day cover" and "Universal Editrice / ROMA". On the back is a brief blurb about Dante in Italian.

Extent

98 √ó 164 mm

Contributor

Raphael
Universal Editrice

Language

English
French
Italian