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Poster Stamp - Brown Portrait

Title

Poster Stamp - Brown Portrait

Type

Poster Stamp

Coverage

Hungary

Date Issued

1921

Description

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". The stamp is signed in the lower right corner by an unknown artist. A version of the stamp is known with a blue overprint leaving the word "BUDAPEST" and the year "1921" in white. Both the regular and overprinted versions are known in perforated and imperforate states.

Extent

45 × 30 mm

Source

Overprinted stamp images courtesy of Charles Leonard.