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Cinderella Stamp - Rwanda

Title

Cinderella Stamp - Rwanda

Type

Cinderella Stamp
Miniature Sheet

Coverage

Rwanda

Date Issued

1999

Description

This stamp likely is a counterfeit and was printed as part of a series commemorating the turn of the millennium. The stamp portrays a white bust of Dante. Vertically along the left side of the stamp is a caption: "Dante Alighieri 14th Century".
Denomination: 100 F

In addition to the stamp, a miniature sheet also is known. The sheet features nine stamps, each depicting an event or person from each century of the last millennium. Each stamp has a caption running vertically along the left side. The captions are as follows:

  • "1st Crusade begins 11th Century" (100 F)
  • "Chess arrives to England 12th Century" (200 F)
  • "End of Crusades 13th Century" (300 F)
  • "Dante Alighieri 14th Century" (100 F)
  • "Christopher Columbus 15th Century" (200 F)
  • "William Shakespeare 16th Century" (300 F)
  • "Isaak Newton 17th Century" (100 F)
  • "Johann Sebastian Bach 18th Century" (200 F)
  • "Ludwig von Beethoven 19th Century" (300 F)

Along the top of the sheet is the word "MILLENIUM" and along the bottom is "Events & famous people of XI - XIX th Century". The sheet is dated "1999" in the lower left corner.

Extent

44 × 35 mm (stamp)
172 × 127 mm (miniature sheet)

Language

English