Poster Stamp - U. Marucelli & Co.
This poster stamp is no. 4 in the second series of the "MARCHE NAZIONALISTE" (nationalist stamps) series featuring "ITALIANI ILLUSTRI" (illustrious Italians) issued by U. Marucelli & Co. of Milan. The stamp features a portrait of Dante and a propaganda slogan as follows: "ITALIANI! NON COM- / PERATE ALL'ESTERO CIÒ / CHE SI PRODUCE ANCHE / IN CASA VOSTRA." (Italians! Do not buy from abroad that which also is produced at home). Also known is a version with a different portrait and slogan as follows: "ITALIANI! IL VOSTRO / DENARO NON DEVE ANDARE / CHE AI COMMERCIANTI ED / AGLI OPERAI ITALIANI." (Italians! Your money must go only to Italian merchants and traders).
52 × 35 mm
U. Marucelli & Co. (Milan, Italy)