Postage Stamp - Bulgaria - 1998

Title

Postage Stamp - Bulgaria - 1998

Type

Postage Stamp

Coverage

Bulgaria

Date Issued

1998-04-30

Description

This postage stamp was issued to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the French Romantic painter Eugène Delacroix and reproduces a detail from his first major painting, Dante et Virgile aux enfers (known in English as The Barque of Dante or Dante and Virgil in Hell). The stamp has text as follows: "120 лв / поща" (120 leva mail); "Йожен Дьолакроа / 1798-1863" (Eugène Delacroix); vertically, along the right side: "БЪЛГАРИЯ·BULGARIA"; "Данме [sic] и Вергилий в ада" (Dante and Virgil in Hell). The year and designer are indicated along the bottom edge: "1998 АЛЕКСАНДЪР СЕРТЕВ" (Aleksandar Sertev).
Denomination: 120 лв (120 BGL)
Perforation: 13 (comb)
Printing process: Offset lithography
Print run: 800,000

Extent

29 × 39 mm

Bibliographic Citation

Michel no. 4335
Scott no. 4030

Contributor

Eugène Delacroix
Aleksandar Sertev

Language

Bulgarian