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Postage Stamp - Germany - 1971

Title

Postage Stamp - Germany - 1971

Type

Postage Stamp

Coverage

Germany

Date Issued

1971-09-03

Description

This postage stamp was issued by Germany in 1971 to commemorate the 650th anniversary of Dante's death. The stamp 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: "DANTE ALIGHIERI + 1321"; to the right of the portrait is "DEUTSCHE BUNDESPOST" and the denomination, "10". Along the bottom edge is the year, "1971". The stamp was designed by Karl Hans Walter, engraved by Egon Falz, and printed by the Bundesdruckerei (Berlin).

A stamp with the same portrait, a face value of 30 Pf, and a horizontal orientation was designed but not issued and is known from existing photographic essay stamp specimens.

Denomination: 10 [Pf] (0.10 DEM)
Perforation: 13 ¾ × 14 (comb)
Printing process: Engraving
Print run: 30,000,000

Extent

33 × 28 mm

Bibliographic Citation

Michel no. 693
Scott no. 1073

Contributor

Raphael
Karl Hans Walter
Egon Falz
Bundesdruckerei (Berlin, Germany)

Language

German