Postage Stamp - Paraguay - 1966

Title

Postage Stamp - Paraguay - 1966

Type

Postage Stamp

Coverage

Paraguay

Date Issued

1966-06-11

Description

This set of two postage stamps was issued by Paraguay in 1966 as part of an 8-stamp set celebrating four world authors (Dante Alighieri, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Molière, and William Shakespeare). The Dante stamps show a monochrome version of Henry Holiday's 1884 painting Dante and Beatrice and Giotto's portrait of the poet. The stamps are captioned as follows: "DANTE / ALIGHIERI / 1265-1321"; "PRIMER ENCUENTRO CON BEATRIZ / A LA ORILLA DEL ARNO·FLORENCIA" (First encounter with Beatrice on the bank of the Arno, Florence); and, vertically along the left side, "CUADRO PINTADO POR HOLIDAY" (Picture painted by Holiday). At the top of the 10-céntimos stamp is "CORREO DEL / PARAGUAY / CENTENARIO DE LA EPOPEYA NACIONAL DE 1864 - 1870" (Mail of Paraguay; Centenary of the national epic of 1864-1870); at the top of the 36-guaraní stamp is "CORREO AEREO DEL / PARAGUAY / CENTENARIO DE LA EPOPEYA NACIONAL DE 1864 - 1870" (Air mail of Paraguay; Centenary of the national epic of 1864-1870). The denomination is in the lower right corner while the printer and designer are indicated along the bottom: "DE LA RUE DE COLOMBIA" (Thomas de la Rue de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia) and "MOSDÓSSY" (Imre Mosdóssy). The stamps are known to have been printed in other colors.
Denomination: ₲ 0.10 (0.10 PYG); ₲ 36.00 (36.00 PYG)
Perforation: 12 × 12 ¾ (comb)
Printing process: Offset lithography

Extent

39 × 50 mm

Bibliographic Citation

Michel no. 1575 (₲ 0.10)
Michel no. 1582 (₲ 36.00)
Scott no. 951 (₲ 0.10)
Scott no. 958 (₲ 36.00)

Contributor

Henry Holiday
Giotto
Imre Mosdóssy
Thomas de la Rue de Colombia (Bogotá, Colombia)

Language

Spanish