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This stamp was issued by the Soviet Union (Russia) to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth. The stamp shows a portrait of the poet with text as follows: in the upper right corner: "4 к"; and at the bottom: "1265 1321 / ДАНТЕ / ПОЧТА…

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This stamp features the statue of Dante sculpted by Enrico Pazzi and erected in Piazza Santa Croce in Florence, Italy, in 1865. The statue is distinguished by the sweeping mantle which Dante holds closed and by the eagle perched behind the poet's…

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This postage stamp was issued for pneumatic mail and features an image of the Naples Bust of Dante. Below the portrait is "DANTE ALIGHIERI". To the right of the portrait is text as follows: "ITALIA / POSTA / PNEUMATICA / CENT. 60" (Italy, pneumatic…

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This series of postage stamps—issued during the 1972 UNESCO International Book Year—commemorates the 500th anniversary of the printing of the first three editions of Dante's Divina commedia.1 The first edition was printed in Foligno by Johann…

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This set of four stamps was issued by Vatican City to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth. The 10-lire stamp is based on the portrait of Dante in Raphael's fresco Disputation of the Holy Sacrament in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican…

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This envelope, printed by Exito, is an example of stationery used by the Asociación Dante Alighieri in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the 1970s. The association is a cultural institution devoted to Italian language and culture. The envelope was…

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This postage stamp was issued as part of a four-stamp set celebrating Italian piazzas. The stamp shows Piazza dei Signori (also known as Piazza Dante) in Verona. In the center of the piazza is a statue of Dante sculpted by Ugo Zannoni and erected in…

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This postcard is a photographic reproduction of an 1883 painting by Russian Romantic artist Ivan Aivazovsky (1817–1900) showing Dante on a mountain pointing skyward. The card has a caption in Russian: "И.К. АЙВАЗОВСКІЙ – ДАНТЕ АЮБУЕТСЯ ОБЯАКАМН."…

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This postcard features an illustration (Il saluto di Beatrice) by A. del Senno of Beatric greeting Dante. On the verso, the card has a quotation in Italian from Dante's Vita nuova (3:1): "'...E passando per una via volse gli occhi verso quella parte…

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This postcard features an illustration (Dante e Beatrice) by Olivotto of Beatrice greeting Dante with the city of Florence in the the distance.

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This circular cancellation features a right-facing portrait of Dante based on the portrait by Gustave Doré surrounded by text advertising the "MUESTRA FILATÉLICA Y NUMISMÁTICA / 70 AÑOS ASOCIACIÓN DANTE ALIGHIERI" (Philatelic and Numismatic…

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This circular cancellation features a portrait of Dante surrounded by text: "BONN 1", "'Dante'~GEDENK~MARKE", "ERSTAUSG.", and "53".

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This circular cancellation features a portrait of Dante looking over his left shoulder with text to the left: "OMAGGIO / A DANTE / ALIGHIERI / 1265 - 1321" (Homage to Dante Alighieri).

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This rectangular cancellation features Dante's tomb in Ravenna to the left of a text box: "RAVENNA / 1321 – 1971 / 650o / ANNIVERSARIO / MORTE DI DANTE".

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This square cancellation was created for the "5A MOSTRA FILATELICA NAZIONALE" (5th National Philatelic Exhibition). In addition to that text, the cancellation features a left-facing portrait of Dante and the following text: "38100 TRENTO C.P.",…

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This cancellation features a right-facing portrait of Dante surrounded by the phrase "65oCONGRESSO INT.LE-SOCIETÀ DANTE ALIGHIERI" (65th International Congress - Società Dante Alighieri).

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This circular cancellation features a portrait of Dante—based on the Naples Bust—with a globe and open book. The design echoes the 1990 Italian postage stamp issued to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Società Dante Alighieri. Around the central…

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This circular cancellation celebrates the 523rd anniversary of the first printed edition of the Divina commedia. The edition was printed in 1472 in Foligno by Johann Neumeister and Evangelista Angelini. The central image is of an open printed book…

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This square cancellation features a left-facing portrait of Dante surrounded by the following text: "FIRENZE V.R."; "FESTA DELLA TOSCANA" (Tuscany Festival); "PROFILO DI DANTE" (profile of Dante); and "MOSTRA FILATELICA E CARTOLINE" (Philatelic…

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This circular cancellation features left-facing portraits of Dante and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe surrounded by text: "39012 MERANO CENTRO-MERAN ZENTRUM (BZ)", "50oANNIVERSARIO FONDAZIONE ACCADEMIA DI STUDI ITALO-TEDESCHI" (50th anniversary of the…

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This circular cancellation features a detail from the relief portrait attributed to Pietro Lombardo on Dante's tomb in Ravenna, Italy. Beside the portrait is the Lions Clubs International logo surrounded by text: "RAVENNA / 2009" and "LVII CONGRESSO…

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This circular cancellation depicts a scene from the beginning of the Inferno in which Dante (accompanied by Virgil in this illustration but not in the text) is blocked by three beasts. The scene is taken from a miniature in Codex Urbinate Latino 365,…

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This circular cancellation depicts a scene from the beginning of the Inferno in which Dante (accompanied by Virgil in this illustration but not in the text) is blocked by three beasts. The scene is taken from a miniature in Codex Urbinate Latino 365,…

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This rectangular cancellation features a right-facing portrait of Dante based on the portrait in Raphael's fresco painting The Parnassus. The design echoes the 1965 Mexico postage stamp. To the right of the portrait is text: "DANTE ALIGHIERI / 1265 –…

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This circular cancellation features a right-facing portrait of Dante based on Sandro Botticelli's fifteenth-century portrait now in the Fondation Martin Bodmer in Cologny, Switzerland. The portrait on the cancellation is reversed from the original.…

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This set of five postage stamps was issued by Monaco to celebrate the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth. While the stamps are dated 1965, they were not issued until February 1, 1966. All of the stamps were designed by P. Lambert and the subjects are…

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This poster stamp features Giotto's portrait of Dante embossed in gold on a dark blue background with a fleur-de-lis in each corner and surrounded by text as follows: "GIORNATA DELLA DANTE ALIGHIERI" (Dante Alighieri Day). Based on its style, the…

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The Milan chapter of the Società Dante Alighieri issued this cinderella stamp in sheets of six in 1985 possibly for the benefit of the Associazione Nazionale Famiglie degli Emigrati (National Association of Families of Emigrants).

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This first day cover was issued by KJM (K. J. Moran) and features a right-facing portrait of Dante with text as follows: at the top: "HONORING"; and at the bottom "ALIGHIERI DANTE / 700th ANNIVERSARY / OF BIRTH / FIRST DAY OF ISSUE / KJM". Except for…

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This cinderella stamp from the fictional nation of Verneland features Raphael's portrait of Dante from the artist's fresco painting The Parnassus. The stamp is printed directly onto the cover envelope which has a cachet of Giotto's portrait of Dante…
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