Postage Stamp - Romania - 1965

Title

Postage Stamp - Romania - 1965

Type

Postage Stamp

Coverage

Romania

Date Issued

1965-05-10

Description

Romania issued this postage stamp as part of a series of six celebrating major cultural anniversaries of 1965. The stamps in the series feature portraits of five men in addition to Dante: Anton Bacalbașa, Ion Bianu, Vasile Conta, Horace, and Jean Sibelius. Serban Zainea designed all of the stamps in the series. The Dante stamp depicts Giotto's portrait of the poet above a quill pen indicating that Dante was an author. The stamp has text as follows: vertically, along the left side: "DANTE ALIGHIERI 1265-1321"; vertically, along the right side: "MARILE ANIVERSARI CULTURALE 1965" (major cultural anniversaries 1965); at the bottom are the denomination, "POSTA ROMANA" (Romanian Post), and "S. Zainea".
Denomination: 1.75 LEI (1.75 ROL)
Perforation: 13 ½ (comb)
Printing process: Photogravure
Print run: 1,000,000

Extent

42 × 27 mm

Bibliographic Citation

Michel no. 2401
Scott no. 1743

Contributor

Giotto
Serban Zainea

Language

Romanian