Postage Stamp - Mexico - 1965

Title

Postage Stamp - Mexico - 1965

Type

Postage Stamp

Coverage

Mexico

Date Issued

1965-11-23

Description

This air mail postage stamp was issued by Mexico to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth. The stamp features a portrait of Dante based on the portrait in Raphael's fresco painting The Parnassus. The stamp has text as follows: at the top: "AEREO-MEXICO"; below Dante's chin: "1965"; and at the bottom: "$2.00 / 1265 DANTE 1321". Along the bottom edge are the name of the designer, "LACAYO.", the artist "RAFAEL SANZIO", and the abbreviated name of the printer, "T.I.E.V." (Talleres de Impresión de Estampillas y Valores in Mexico City).
Denomination: $2.00 (2.00 MXP)
Perforation: 10 × 10 ½ (comb)

Extent

40 × 26 mm

Bibliographic Citation

Michel no. 1190
Scott no. C308

Contributor

Raphael
Lacayo
Talleres de Impresión de Estampillas y Valores (Mexico City, Mexico)

Language

Italian
Spanish