Cinderella Stamps and Poster Stamps

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Cinderella Stamps and Poster Stamps

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A cinderella stamp is an item that resembles a postage stamp (often with a face value) but not issued for postal purposes by a government. A poster stamp ("erinnofilo" in Italian) is an advertising label, usually larger than a postage stamp.

Collection Items

Poster Stamp - Giornata della Dante Alighieri
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).

Cinderella Stamp - Società Dante Alighieri, Comitato di Milano
This sheet of six cinderella stamps was issued in 1985 for the benefit of the Società Dante Alighieri, Comitato di Milano. The stamps feature a portrait of Dante superimposed on a map of the world with lines focusing on Italy. At the bottom is text…

Cinderella Stamp - Verneland
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…

Poster Stamp - Società Dante Alighieri, Comitato di Montevideo
This poster stamp was issued by the Montevideo, Uruguay, chapter of the Società Dante Alighieri to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the poet's death in 1921. The stamp features the logo of the Società Dante Alighieri which is a portrait of Dante…

Poster Stamp - Belloni-Marioni
This poster stamp was issued by Carlo Belloni of Milan and features a paraphrase from Inferno 33:80, "Italia! Il bel paese dove il sì suona......" (Italy! The beautiful country where the "sì" is heard......) followed by the propagandistic phrase "È…

Poster Stamp - Bertieri & Vanzetti-Pinochi
This propaganda poster stamp features the Naples Bust of Dante and was designed by "Pinochi", probably Enrico Mauro Pinochi. The text reads "ITALIANI DATE LA PREFERENZA ALLE INDUSTRIE NAZIONALI" (Italians give preference to national industries). The…

Poster Stamp - Borrani-Delille
This poster stamp commemorates the 600th anniversary of Dante's visit to San Gimignano as an ambassador from Florence as well as the death of Saint Bartolo in 1299. The stamp shows the coat of arms of San Gimignano above a portrait of Saint Bartolo…

Poster Stamp - Brown Portrait
This poster stamp, possibly issued in Hungary in 1921, features a left-facing portrait of Dante within a decorative floral background with the faces of three putti. Below the portrait is a label with text as follows: "DANTE-ALIGHIERI / 1265~1321".…

Poster Stamp - Cassa nazionale di previdenza per la invalidità e la vecchiaia degli operai and Società Dante Alighieri
This series of poster stamps was issued around 1903 to promote a loan program benefiting the Cassa nazionale di previdenza per la invalidità e la vecchiaia degli operai (National Providence Fund for the Disability and Old Age of Workers) and the…

Cinderella Stamp - Campagna nazionale antitubercolare, 1965
This set of cinderella stamps was issued by the Federazione italiana contro la tubercolosi e Consorzi provinciali antitubercolari (Italian Federation Against Tuberculosis and Provincial Antituberculosis Consortium) for the "XXVIII CAMPAGNA NAZIONALE…

Poster Stamp - Crestani
This poster stamp was designed by S. Crestani to commemorate the 700th anniversary of Dante's birth in 1965 ("VIIo CENTENARIO DANTESCO"). A version with a gray background was double printed in error.

Poster Stamp - Delandre
This poster stamp is either by or after Gaston Fontanille (1883–1923), commonly known as Delandre, inventor and forger of vignette poster stamps. The stamp depicts Cesare Zocchi's 1896 monument to Dante in Trent, Italy, with the flag of the Kingdom…

Poster Stamp - Fusetti
This poster stamp presumably was issued by or for the Società Dante Alighieri. The stamp shows a portrait of Dante in the center of a shield above a sword. In the background is a sailboat on the Gulf of Naples with Mount Vesuvius in the distance. At…

Poster Stamp - Kiállítás Budapest
This poster stamp was issued in 1921 for the "Kiállítás Budapest" (Budapest Exhibition).

Poster Stamp - Marche nazionaliste, ser. 2
This poster stamp is no. 4 in the second series of the "MARCHE NAZIONALISTE" (nationalist stamps) series featuring "ITALIANI ILLUSTRI" (illustrious Italians). The stamp features a portrait of Dante and a propaganda slogan as follows: "ITALIANI! NON…

Cinderella Stamp - P.R. Tongo
This cinderella stamp from the fictional nation of P.R. Tongo features Giotto's portrait of Dante.

Poster Stamp - Santiago, Chile
This poster stamp was issued to commemorate the 600th anniversary of Dante's death. The text reads as follows: "SESTO CENTENARIO / ·MORTE· / DANTE ALLIGHIERI" and "'ONORATE / L'ALTISSIMO POETA' / 1321-Santiago Cile-1921" (Sixth centenary of the death…

Poster Stamp - SDA
This series of poster stamps or stickers presumably was issued by or for the Società Dante Alighieri in the 1990s. Each stamp features Giotto's portrait of Dante, the letters "SDA" along the left side, and the year of issue at the bottom.

Cinderella Stamp - Bellosi e Cumino-Dezzutti
These cinderella stamps were issued around 1908 by or for the Società Dante Alighieri, here printed as "Società nazionale Dante Alighieri". A portrait of Dante appears above a quotation from Purgatorio 6:80: "SOL · PER · LO · DOLCE · SVON · DELLA ·…

Cinderella Stamp - Società Dante Alighieri, Comitato di Santiago-Cile
This series of cinderella stamps was issued for the benefit of the Società Dante Alighieri, Comitato di Santiago-Cile. The stamps show a left-facing portrait of Dante with a ceremonial torch to the right. At the top of the stamps is text as follows:…

Poster Stamp - Società Dante Alighieri, Comitato mantovano
This series of poster stamps was issued by or for the Mantua Committee of the Società Dante Alighieri. The stamps feature a scene from the base of Cesare Zocchi's 1896 monument to Dante in Trent in which Dante and Virgil meet Sordello, the…

Poster Stamp - Società Dante Alighieri, 33rd Congress (1928)
This series of poster stamps was issued for the Società Dante Alighieri's 33rd congress held in Treviso-Vittorio, Italy, September 8–11, 1928. The stamps feature a left-facing portrait of Dante below a sunrise and text as follows: "SOCIETÀ NAZIONALE…

Cinderella Stamp - Società Dante Alighieri "Pro Emigranti"
A mixed series of cinderella stamps issued for the benefit of the Società Dante Alighieri and "Pro Emigranti" (for emigrants). The 10-lire stamps feature a right-facing portrait of Dante, a globe, and a ship. The 50-lire stamps feature a left-facing…

Cinderella Stamp - Rwanda
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".

Cinderella Stamp - Centro lunigianese di studi dantesche
This cinderella stamp was issued by the Centro lunigianese di studi dantesche (Lunigiana Center for Dante Studies) to celebrate the 700th anniversary of Dante's visit to the Lunigiana. While staying as a guest of Franceschino Malaspina at Sarzana in…

Poster Stamp - Manifestazioni culturali della gioventù europea
This poster stamp was issued for the "manifestazioni culturali della gioventù europea" (cultural events for European youth) held in Florence, Italy, in June 1942. Such events were held to promulgate fascist propaganda. This stamp's theme represents…

Poster Stamp - Esposizione regionale romagnola
This poster stamp was issued as part of a set of two stamps commemorating the Esposizione regionale romagnola (Romagna Regional Exposition) held in Ravenna, Italy, from May to June 1904. The stamp shows Dante's tomb in Ravenna with text below as…

This gold-colored, embossed poster stamp was issued in Bologna, Italy, to commemorate the 600th anniversary of Dante's death in 1921. Malorzo records two versions: type a has a right-facing portrait of Dante with dates "1321 - 1921" below; type b is…

Poster Stamp - Marche nazionaliste, ser. 12
These eight poster stamps make up part of the twelfth series of the "MARCHE NAZIONALISTE" (nationalist stamps) issued by U. Marucelli & Co. of Milan. The stamps feature various subjects related to Dante, as follows (in the order listed by…

Cinderella Stamp - Comitato cattolico per l'omaggio a Dante Alighieri
These two cinderella stamps were issued by the Comitato cattolico per l'omaggio a Dante Alighieri (Catholic Committee for the Homage to Dante Alighieri) in Ravenna, Italy, in 1921, presumably to raise funds for the restoration of the Basilica of San…
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