Pietra Stamp

Rarotonga paid this half-penny tribute to Pietra degli Scrovigni as painted in 1884 by Marie Spartali Stillman, once a student of the artist Dante Gabriel Rossetti who, as it happened, translated Dante Alighieri’s poem about the cold-hearted Lady Pietra into English some time in the late 1840s.


The Hound Dog

Zanzibar Hound Lorenz Stamp

The nation of Zanzibar, upon learning that George “The Hound” Lorenz was broadcasting from the Club Zanzibar on Williams Street in Buffalo, N.Y., thanked the pioneering disc jockey with this 5-rupee commemorative.