Sunday, 11 April 2010
Cover from Italy no. 4
Here is a truly fantastic A4 cover from Giovanni!!! There are two miniature sheets, one dedicated to the Italian comics (fumetti) and its famous heroes Coccobill, Diabolik and Lupo Alberto, and the other to one of the most important works of the world's literature, Dante's La Divina Commedia. This sheet is remarkable in that it is part of a joint issue with San Marino and Vatican and reproduces on the tab the last part of the sentence of the Inferno, while the San Marino and Vatican versions reproduce the preceding parts. The whole text of the first sentence is: Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita mi ritrovai per una selva oscura ché la diritta via era smarrita.
The comics sheet was issued on 23 October 2009 on the occasion of "La Giornata del Colezionismo" ("The Day of Collecting"), and the Dante sheet two days earlier on the occasion of "La Giornata della Lingua Italiana" ("The Day of the Italian Language").