Postage Stamp - Malta - 1965

Title

Postage Stamp - Malta - 1965

Type

Postage Stamp

Coverage

Malta

Date Issued

1965-07-07

Description

This set of three stamps, designed by Emvin Cremona, was issued by Malta to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth. Each stamp features Raphael's portrait of Dante from the artist's fresco Disputation of the Holy Sacrament in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City. Except for denomination, the stamps share the same text as follows: in the upper left corner: "DANTE / 1265-1965" and in the lower right corner: "MALTA".

Denomination: 2D (2 pence MTL); 6D (6 pence MTL); 2/- (2 shillings MTL)
Perforation: 14 (comb)
Printing process: Photogravure
Print run: 947,119 (2D); 354,189 (6D); 169,810 (2/-)

Extent

31 × 26 mm

Bibliographic Citation

Michel no. 320 (2D)
Michel no. 321 (6D)
Michel no. 322 (2/-)
Scott no. 331 (2D)
Scott no. 332 (6D)
Scott no. 333 (2/-)

Contributor

Emvin Cremona
Raphael

Language

English