June 24th, 1859. The battle of Solferino and San Martino

by Piero Bartoloni and Rocco Cassandri “The battle is beautiful when described by the poets and painted by the painters because they only paint its heart; one has to see the silent and scary field after the battle. When you fight, you are not thinking as you are inebriated...

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POSTAL HISTORY ENGENDERS A REFRESHED MIND AND PERSPECTIVE

by Giorgio Migliavacca Being a survivor of some sixteen hurricanes (including the dreadful Hugo, Irma and, Maria) brings to my memory some of the editorials I wrote for The Island Sun newspaper during the thirty-six hurricane seasons I experienced in the Caribbean; one was titled “Expect the Unexpected” and...

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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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