Postage Stamp - Italy - 1990

Title

Postage Stamp - Italy - 1990

Type

Postage Stamp

Coverage

Italy

Date Issued

1990-05-12

Description

This postage stamp was issued by Italy to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Società Dante Alighieri in 1990. The stamp shows a bust of Dante (based on the Naples Bust), an open book, and a globe, symbolizing the goals of the society in spreading Italian culture throughout the world. Above the globe is text as follows: "CENTENARIO SOCIETÀ / DANTE ALIGHIERI" (centenary of the Società Dante Alighieri). Along the bottom edge of the stamp is the abbreviated name of the printer: "I.P.Z.S. - ROMA - 1990" (Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato) and the designer: "M. CODONI" (Mario Codoni).
Denomination: 700 (700 ITL)
Perforation: 14 × 13 ¼ (comb)
Printing process: Photogravure
Print run: 4,000,000

Extent

30 × 40 mm

Bibliographic Citation

Michel no. 2153
Sassone no. 1938
Scott no. 1815

Contributor

Mario Codoni
Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (Rome, Italy)

Language

Italian