Stamps of the Kingdom of Italy

by Tony Clayton

Dante Alighieri Issue of 1921.

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On the 28th September 1921 three stamps were issued to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the death of Dante: 15c brownish lilac; 25c green; 40c brown.

The 15c is also known in grey (scarce, especially if it has well centred perforations) and violet-grey (rare). These were not issued for postal use.


15c brownish lilac
Sassone 116.


Unissued 15c grey
Sassone 116A.


25c green
Sassone 117.


40c brown
Sassone 118.

The issue is also known imperforate. These are not particularly rare.

imperf set

Imperforate examples
Sassone 116f-118f.

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Stamps of Italy - 1921 Dante Issue
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