“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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Philatelic trade in nineteenth century Italy

by Emilio Simonazzi In Italy philatelic collecting began to develop soon after the national unity (1861), thanks also to the large number of postage stamps issued beforethe unification by the Italian States. These – with the proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy – were merged in Turin under the...

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Mail bag, Vol. 0

by Giorgio Migliavacca New books presented on Post Horn Magazine, vol. 0 La parola ‘pesante’ (The ‘heavy’ word) by Francesco Giuliani, Foggia, March 2018, in Italian, perfect bound, 306 pages of which 27 have coloured illustrations, 5½” x 6¾”, €20 + shipping; available at the publishers’ website Edizioni del...

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