Postage Stamps

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Postage Stamps

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A postage stamp is evidence of a fee paid for postal services. Usually a small piece of adhesive rectangular paper attached to an envelope, the postage stamp signifies the person sending it has fully or partly paid for delivery.

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Postage Stamp - Russia / Soviet Union - 1965
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…

Postage Stamp - Argentina - 1965
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…

Postage Stamp - Italy - 1945
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…

Postage Stamp - Italy - 1972
This series of postage stamps commemorates the 500th anniversary of the printing of the first three editions of Dante's Divina commedia. The first edition was printed in Foligno by Johann Neumeister and Evangelista Angelini. The second edition was…

Postage Stamp - Vatican City - 1965
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…

Postage Stamp - Italy - 1987
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…

Postage Stamp - Monaco - 1966
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…

Postage Stamp - Antigua and Barbuda - 2000
Issued as part of a series to commemorate the turn of the millennium, this postage stamp portrays Dante's lifelong love and muse, Beatrice Portinari, against an Italian landscape with a quotation in English from the Vita nuova (19:11): "So Cupid…

Postage Stamp - Bulgaria - 1998
This postage stamp was issued to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of the French Romantic painter Eugène Delacroix and reproduces a detail from his first major painting, Dante et Virgile aux enfers (known in English as The Barque of…

Postage Stamp - Cambodia - 1983
This stamp was issued by Cambodia as part of a series celebrating the 500th anniversary of the birth of the painter Raphael. The stamp features a detail from Raphael's painting The Parnassus showing the poets Dante, Homer, and Virgil. The stamp has…

Postage Stamp - Italy - 1965
This set of four postage stamps was issued to celebrate the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth. Three of the stamps each depict a scene apiece from one of the parts of the Divina commedia: Inferno, Purgatorio, or Paradiso. The fourth stamp shows the…

Postage Stamp - Ecuador - 1966
This set of three postage stamps was issued by Ecuador to celebrate the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth, however the stamps were not issued until June 1966. The 10-centavos stamp shows a posterized version of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's 1871…

Postage Stamp - German Democratic Republic (East Germany) - 1965
This stamp was issued by the German Democratic Republic (East Germany) to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth and features a posterized version of Giotto's portrait of the poet. Along the bottom and right side of the stamp is text as…

Postage Stamp - Germany - 1971
This postage stamp was issued by Germany in 1971 to commemorate the 650th anniversary of Dante's death. The stamp features Raphael's portrait of Dante from the artist's fresco Disputation of the Holy Sacrament in the Apostolic Palace in Vatican City.…

Postage Stamp - Grenada Grenadines - 2000
Issued by Grenada as part of a series to commemorate the turn of the millennium, this postage stamp portrays Dante as he finishes writing the Divina commedia. At the top of the stamp is a caption as follows: "Dante completes The Divine Comedy 1321".…

Postage Stamp - Guatemala - 1969
This set of five air mail postage stamps was issued by Guatemala in 1969. The stamps feature a portrait of Dante surrounded by imagery representing hell. Each stamp has the same text, except for denomination, as follows: at the top: "GUATEMALA /…

Postage Stamp - Guinea - 2002
This postage stamp was issued by Guinea as part of a series of nine stamps celebrating the French Romantic painter Eugène Delacroix. The stamp reproduces a detail from his first major painting, Dante et Virgile aux enfers (known in English as The…

Postage Stamp - Italy - 1933
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: "REGNO D'ITALIA / POSTA / PNEVMATICA / CENT. 15" (Kingdom of…

Postage Stamp - Uruguay - 1966
This air mail postage stamp issued by Uruguay in 1966 features a modern portrait of Dante in the style of a medal. The stamp was designed by Medina and printed by the Impresora Nacional.

Postage Stamp - Sierra Leone - 1993
Issued by Sierra Leone as part of a series to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Musée du Louvre, this postage stamp reproduces a detail from French Romantic painter Eugène Delacroix's first major painting, Dante et Virgile aux enfers (known in…

Postage Stamp - Italy - 1938
These stamps were issued by Italy as part of two series (a regular issue with ten stamps and an air mail issue with six stamps) for the "Proclamation of the Empire" featuring prominent Italians and other propaganda imagery. The three Dante stamps…

Postage Stamp - Italy - 1990
This postage stamp was issued by Italy to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Società Dante Alighieri in 1990. The stamp shows a bust of Dante (based on the Naples Bust), an open book, and a globe, symbolizing the goals of the society in spreading…

Postage Stamp - Italy - 2009
This postage stamp was issued to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Accademia di studi italo-tedeschi/Akademie Deutsch-Italienischer Studien in Merano, Italy. The stamp shows the academy's logo consisting of overlapping profile…

Postage Stamp - Italy - 2011
This postage stamp is the 25th in a series issued to commemorate the Giornata della Filatelia (Philately Day). In the center of the stamp is a reproduction of the 1965 Italian 500-lire postage stamp showing the Naples Bust of Dante. The background…

Postage Stamp - Italy - 1921
These are the first postage stamps ever issued which feature Dante. One of the first descriptions of these stamps is perhaps the best: the following account appeared in the October 1, 1921, issue of The Stamp Collectors' Fortnightly and International…

Postage Stamp - Malta - 1965
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…

Postage Stamp - Monaco - 2009
This set of three postage stamps was issued by Monaco to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the establishment of a committee of the Società Dante Alighieri in the principality. The stamps feature portraits of three famous Italians: Niccolò…

Postage Stamp - Italy - 1932
In 1932, Italy issued a series of twelve stamps for the benefit of the Società Dante Alighieri. The series depicts famous Italian poets and writers including (in order by increasing denomination) Giovanni Boccaccio, Niccolò Machiavelli, Paolo Sarpi,…

Postage Stamp - Italy - 1932 (Aegean Islands)
In 1932, Italy issued a series of twelve stamps for the benefit of the Società Dante Alighieri. In addition to regular issue stamps and stamps for the Italian colonies, the government also issued stamps for the Italian Aegean Islands territory. The…

Postage Stamp - Italy - 1932 (Colonies)
In 1932, Italy issued a series of twelve stamps for the benefit of the Società Dante Alighieri. In addition to regular issue stamps and Aegean Islands stamps, the government also issued stamps for the Italian colonies. The series depicts famous…
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