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Postage Stamp - Argentina - 1965

Title

Postage Stamp - Argentina - 1965

Type

Postage Stamp

Coverage

Argentina

Date Issued

1965-09-16

Description

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 left leg. The stamp has text as follows: "8 / PESOS"; vertically, along the right side: "DANTE ALIGHIERI"; and at the bottom: "REPUBLICA ARGENTINA". The printer and designer are indicated along the bottom edge: "CASA DE MONEDA VIII – 1965 H. GUIMARANS DIS.".
Denomination: 8 PESOS (8 ARM)
Perforation: 13 ½ (comb)
Printing process: Photogravure
Print run: 2,000,000

Extent

37 × 27 mm

Bibliographic Citation

Michel no. 884
Scott no. 783

Contributor

Enrico Pazzi
Héctor Guimarans
Casa de Moneda (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Language

Spanish