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Postage Stamp - Ecuador - 1966

Title

Postage Stamp - Ecuador - 1966

Type

Postage Stamp

Coverage

Ecuador

Date Issued

1966-06

Description

This set of three postage stamps was issued by Ecuador to celebrate the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth, however the stamps were not issued until June 1966. The 10-centavos stamp shows a posterized version of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's 1871 painting Dante's Dream. The 80-centavos stamp shows a monochrome version of Henry Holiday's 1884 painting Dante and Beatrice. The 3-sucres stamp shows Gustave Doré's portrait of Dante in reverse next to a flame. Each stamp is captioned as follows: "LA RÉVE de DANTE Rossetti / SEPTIMO CENTENARIO DEL NACIMIENTO DE DANTE – 1.265–1.965" (S/. 0.10); "DANTE y Beatrix – Holiday / SEPTIMO CENTENARIO DEL NACIMIENTO DE DANTE – 1.265–1.965" (S/. 0.80); "1.265 DANTE 1.965 / SEPTIMO CENTENARIO DE SU NACIMIENTO" (S/. 3.00). At the top of each stamp is "CORREOS DEL / ECUADOR" and the denomination while the printer is indicated at the bottom: "DE LA RUE DE COLOMBIA" (Thomas de la Rue de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia).
Denomination: S/. 0.10 (0.10 ECS); S/. 0.80 (0.80 ECS); S/. 3.00 AEREO (3.00 ECS)
Perforation: 13 ½ × 14 (comb)
Printing process: Offset lithography

Extent

40 × 50 mm (S/. 0.10)
40 × 50 mm (S/. 0.80)
50 × 40 mm (S/. 3.00)

Bibliographic Citation

Michel no. 1220 (S/. 0.10)
Michel no. 1221 (S/. 0.80)
Michel no. 1223 (S/. 3.00)
Scott no. 750 (S/. 0.10)
Scott no. 750A (S/. 0.80)
Scott no. 750C (S/. 3.00)

Contributor

Dante Gabriel Rossetti
Henry Holiday
Gustave Doré
Thomas de la Rue de Colombia (Bogotá, Colombia)

Language

French
Spanish