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First Day Cover - Argentina - 1965 - Círculo Filatélico de Liniers

Title

First Day Cover - Argentina - 1965 - Círculo Filatélico de Liniers

Type

First Day Cover

Coverage

Argentina

Date Issued

1965-09-16

Description

This first day cover was issued by the philatelic group Círculo Filatélico de Liniers and postmarked in Rosario, Santa Fe, on September 16, 1965. The cachet features Gustave Doré's portrait of Dante. Below the portrait is a detail from Doré's illustration for Purgatorio 2:43-44 depicting Dante and Virgil watching as a "heavenly pilot" guides his boat toward them as they stand on the shore. A banner proclaims "SEPTIMO CENTENARIO" in reference to the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth.

Extent

97 × 166 mm

Contributor

Círculo Filatélico de Liniers (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Gustave Doré

Language

Spanish