US 1965 Dante Alighieri Painting 5c. Scott. 1268

US 1965 Dante Alighieri Painting 5c. Scott. 1268

Series: Dante Issue

Stamp details: Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), in a 16th Century Painting

Issued date: 17-07-1965 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 5c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1268
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1250
Michel (Germany): 884
Yvert et Tellier (France): 785

Dimensions (height x width):
40mm x 25mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary press

Stamp Colors: Maroon
Perforation: Perf 10½ x 11

Themes: Famous People, Painting, Art, Author, Poet

Total print: 115,340,000 (estimate)

Description: Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), was an Italian poet, writer and philosopher. His Divine Comedy, originally called Comed́a and later christened Divina by Giovanni Boccaccio, is widely considered one of the most important poems of the Middle Ages and the greatest literary work in the Italian language.