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 with text as follows: "FAMOUS VICTIMS / WHO DIED OF MALARIA" and "DANTE ALIGHIERI / Italian poet, died of malaria in 1321". The cover also shows a mosquito.
103 × 148 mm