All is well, that ends well

by Claudio Ernesto Manzati After releasing the test issue N 00 of “POST HORN Magazine of International Postal History” at Milanofil 2019 and officially presenting it at Stockholmia 2019, the timely release of this issue, N 01, was not so obvious. In fact as soon as the New York-based...

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Ethiopia's unique postal history

by Ulf Johan Lindahl Emperor Menelik’s victory at the Battle of Adwa, on 1 March 1896, was a defining event for Ethiopia (Fig. 1). His army of 100,000 spear and gun-wielding soldiers, peasants, and men commanded by Ras Makonnen – father of the future Emperor Haile Selassie – crushed...

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“Non Angli Sed Angeli”. They are not Angles, but Angels.

by Thomas Mathà All collectors have a dream or, possibly, many dreams. One of mine came true when I finally laid my hands on a magnificent “Mulready” sent to an addressee in Rome, then capital of the Papal States. Philatelists who collect and study postal history of the Papal...

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Garibaldi's Panettone

by Rocco Cassandri With this short message (see image on the top of the page) Francesca Armosino, Garibaldi’s last partner, whom he married the following year after the dissolution of the General’s previous marriage with the Marquise Raimondi, thanks a family from Turin for the Christmas gift of a...

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The Harris' Quattrino

by Roberto Quondamatteo Rear Admiral Frederic R. Harris U.S.N. passed away July 20th, 1949, at the age of 74 (Fig. 1). In addition to having served his country with honor and devotion, Frederic Harris was a great collector and passionate philatelist. His famous collections of Ancient Italian States and...

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1879. 20 Rubles from Daghestan to Jerusalem

by Lorenzo Carra Unusual and strange letters have great charm and have always aroused my curiosity. How could I resist this one, which still has inside the long original text? Without further ado let me show it to you immediately, beginning with the content. You too will be conquered.So...

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[Mail bag] Italian Castles definitive series: a Journey through its colours and distinctive traits

by Giorgio Migliavacca A book written by Ketty Borgogno, Asti 2019, perfect bound, colour cover, 160 pages (A4), colour illustrations throughout, in Italian. Bibliography, glossary and codification of the colours of the Italian Castles Definitive series. €39 + postage & handling; payment and postage queries to info@filateliaperpassione.com; members of...

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Post Horn Magazine presented to FIP President

Bernard Beston, President of the International Federation of Philately (FIP) is pictured here receiving a copy of the issue No. 1 of  POST HORN  – INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE OF POSTAL HISTORY – from its Editor in Chief, Dr. Claudio E. Manzati during the 22-24 November Mega Stamp Show in Verona....

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