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The stickers of Memory #4: LOREDANO BIZZARRI

The importance of memory, of keeping it alive, present, contemporary. Historical but also current memory; sporting, musical, artistic, cultural, social, popular, even political and trade union memory.

The collaboration with the CGIL of Bologna continues, after the Memory Sticker #1 dedicated to Argentina Bonetti Altobelli, the #4 is dedicated to the memory of Loredano Bizzarri.

June 12, 1949 was Sunday. A strike was underway in the countryside over the laborers’ contract
which lasted from May 17th. Loredano Bizzarri, a twenty-two-year-old construction worker originally from Calderara di Reno, was on Enea Lenzi’s estate, in S. Giovanni in Persiceto, with other workers who had come to support the protest and to prevent strike-breaking actions by the landowner.

Having come into contact with the farmer Guido Cenacchi, already known for having belonged to republican gangs during the fascist dictatorship, following an argument he pulled out his gun and fired, killing Loredano instantly and wounding the laborer Amedeo Benuzzi. Cenacchi did not pay for his crime: he was acquitted on the grounds of self-defense, while the witnesses who accused him were sentenced to prison.

The purpose of the solidarity sticker is both economic and informative, although fundraising is always important, so is the message, raising awareness and, as mentioned, keeping historical memory alive.

Fundamental in this sense was the collaboration with the “Paolo Pedrelli” Historical Archive of the CGIL of Bologna, which provided texts, photos, books and period documents that tell of a young life lived in his short time in support of ideals and solidarity.

FOR HISTORICAL MEMORY!
The proceeds from the sale of this solidarity sticker will be used to support the activities of the “Paolo Pedrelli” Historical Archive of the CGIL in Bologna

LOREDANO BIZZARRI
The stickers of memory #4 – Sticker + Folder

1st edition numbered 750 copies

Free offer starting from 5,00€ 
+ shipping (for Europe 10,00€)
3×2 with three different Stickers of Memory
one is gift

How to contribute:

  • Bank transfer: 
    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
    Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia 
    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
  • Paypal to the address only figurineforever@gmail.com, with Paypal the price per card is € 1.00 more
  • IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH CARD YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY
  • On Ebay https://www.ebay.it/str/figurineforeverofficial

AVAILABLE NOW!
(1st edt numbered 1-750, copies available 25/750)

the folders of the solidarity stickers are numbered, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever

No free copies have been printed for this set

Fumetto Card #49: GIACOMO MATTEOTTI

Don’t forget the sacrifice of Giacomo Matteotti, 100 years after his death. The Fumetto Card #49 solidarity figurine is dedicated to the kidnapping and murder of the socialist parliamentarian, perpetrated by the fascist political police in June 1924.

Giacomo Matteotti was born in Fratta (RO) on 22 May 1885, studied in Rovigo and graduated in law in Bologna. From a wealthy family, the province where he lived was among the poorest in Italy, this certainly contributed to the growth of Matteotti’s political and moral sensitivity. On May 30, 1924, as a socialist deputy, he signed his death sentence with a speech to the Chamber. “Tempesta”, as he is called by his party comrades for his combative character, is aware of this, because he finished speaking – after having publicly denounced the systematic use of violence for intimidating purposes used by fascists to win the elections and contested the validity of the vote – says to his colleagues: «I have made my speech. Now you prepare the funeral speech for me.”

A few days later, on June 10, he was kidnapped in Rome. It is just after four in the afternoon and a team of fascists led by Amerigo Dumini takes him by force and puts him in a car, where he is beaten and stabbed to death, before being buried in the Quartarella woods, twenty-five kilometers from Capital.

The initiative was made possible thanks to the availability of the cartoonist Manuel De Carli, author with Francesco Barilli of the graphic novel “Il delitto Matteotti” for Becco Giallo Edizioni. The solidarity figurine is freely taken from the comic book.

TOGETHER for ADOTTA CON LA FIGURINA!

With this solidarity card + postcard, it will be possible to support the Adotta Con La Figurina project and support the activities to keep the memory alive, because it should never happen again.

Giacomo Matteotti by Manuel De Carli
Fumetto Card #49 – Card + Postcard

First Edition numbered 100 copies
from 1 to 100

Free offer starting from 5,00€
+ shipping (for Europe 10,00€)
3×2 con with three different Fumetto Card
one is gift

How to contribute:

  • Bank transfer: 
    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
    Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia 
    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
  • Paypal to the address only figurineforever@gmail.com, with Paypal the price per card is € 1.00 more
  • IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH CARD YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY
  • On Ebay https://www.ebay.it/str/figurineforeverofficial

AVAILABLE NOW!
(1st edition numbered 1-100, copies available 79/100)

the postcards of the solidarity cards are numbered, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever

An unnumbered version was also printed, mainly used for distribution to people involved in this project.

Fumetto Card #45: LIDIA MENAPACE!

In the year of the centenary of the birth of Lidia Menapace, Figurine Forever in collaboration with PEOPLE, ANED and ANPI ALTO ADIGE presents the solidarity Fumetto Card #45.

Lidia Brisca Menapace was born in Novara on 3 April 1924, still very young, she became a partisan courier by joining the Resistance. With the battle name “Bruna”, she chooses not to transport weapons but only the models, since blowing up a bridge or interrupting a railway would have meant avoiding the arrival of the Nazi-Fascist troops and therefore reducing the number of civilian victims.

Her political and social commitment continued after the war, in the ranks of the Democrazia Cristiana, the first woman elected to the Provincial Council in Bozen, where she moved with her husband. Subsequently she approached the left and was among the founders of the newspaper Il Manifesto. In 2006 she became a parliamentarian, elected on the lists of Rifondazione Comunista.

Her life is closely connected to the values of anti-fascism, as well as to feminist, pacifist and anti-militarist battles. Her presence at meetings and events, even beyond her 90th birthday, will always be a point of reference. Lidia dies at the age of 96 on 7 December 2020.

The solidarity card is created by Valentina Stecchi, author of the graphic novel “Lidia” (People, 2024) and thanks to the collaboration of the same publishing house, of ANED (National Association of Former Deportees in Nazi Camps) and of ANPI (National Association of Partisans of Italy) Alto Adige.

TOGETHER for PEACE!

With this solidarity card + postcard, it will be possible to support the Adotta Con La Figurina project and support the activities to keep the memory alive, because it should never happen again.

Lidia Menapace by Valentina Stecchi
Fumetto Card #45 – Card + Postcard

First Edition numbered 100 copies
from 1 to 100

Free offer starting from 5,00€
+ shipping (for Europe 10,00€)
3×2 con with three different Fumetto Card
one is gift

How to contribute:

  • Bank transfer: 
    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
    Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia 
    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
  • Paypal to the address only figurineforever@gmail.com, with Paypal the price per card is € 1.00 more
  • IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH CARD YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY
  • On Ebay https://www.ebay.it/str/figurineforeverofficial

AVAILABLE NOW!
(1st edition numbered 1-100, copies available 23/100)

the postcards of the solidarity cards are numbered, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever

An unnumbered version was also printed, mainly used for distribution to people involved in this project.

Fumetto Card #44: FREE DHEISHEH

The solidarity Fumetto Card #44 are dedicated to Peace in Palestine, linked to the photographic and drawing exhibition “Liberating the imagination – Palestine 2023-2048” curated by Jeremy Lester, which can be visited starting from 14 March 2024 at the Nassau Center in Bologna and then in other countries (Scotland, France, Greece, Turkey, etc.).

The cards (photo above) are drawings made by children from the Dheisheh refugee camp in Bethlehem, which represented their current daily life; by removing the card (photo below) a second drawing is printed on the postcard which instead represents their hopes in 25 years.

The total number of drawings made and people involved, “today and in 25 years”, is much higher. An absolutely difficult selection was made to choose 4 of the most significant. For this reason the author of the drawings is not written, all the Palestinian children and young people involved in the initiative are of equal importance, as all children in the world should be.

The first printing of 75 numbered copies each is not accidental, 1948-2023, 75 years in fact.

The solidarity cards are available individually or in a complete set of 4, the proceeds are intended to support the creation of the exhibition itself and the “Water for Gaza” campaign by Un Ponte Per as an initiative within the Adotta Con La Figurina project

Material collected by Jeremy Lester, author of the travelling exhibition “Liberating the imagination – Palestine 2023” which also includes 38 drawings and paintings made.

Jeremy Lester, university professor of philosophy and culture and a trained psychological therapist, lived and worked for several weeks in a refugee camp (Dheisheh), located on the outskirts of the city of Bethlehem, in order to help and support young people living in the camp. Dheisheh’s approach was that of art therapy, working with a group of children and young people with the aim of trying to ‘free’ their imagination from the often-horrific conditions of living under occupation from which they all suffer, in close contact with the main educational organisation. of the camp – LAYLAC – Palestinian Youth Action Center for Community Development. The end result was two pictures drawn or painted by each young person. The first work aimed to represent or symbolise their lives and their condition today. Inevitably all these present-day artistic representations depicted something very negative. For the second drawing, however, they were encouraged to represent their hopes, dreams and desires for a better life in the future (with the symbolic year of 2048 chosen), not only for themselves as future adults, but also for their children.

Fumetto Card #44 1/4

Fumetto Card #44 2/4

Fumetto Card #44 3/4

Fumetto Card #44 4/4

With this solidarity card it will be possible to support the Adotta Con La Figurina project, in particular the “Water for Gaza” project curated by Un Ponte Per (https://www.unponteper.it/en/), but also the possibility of contributing to the expenses for the photographic and drawing exhibition and allowing it to be brought to other cities and states, as a solidarity and cultural initiative

FREE DHEISHEH
Fumetto Forever Card #44– Cards + Postcards
1sdt edition 75 copies numbered

Free offer starting from 5,00€
+ shipping (for Europe 10,00€)
complete set 4 cards + postcards
free offer starting from €10.00

How to contribute:

  • Bank transfer: 
    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
    Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia 
    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
  • Paypal to the address only figurineforever@gmail.com, with Paypal the price per card is € 1.00 more
  • IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH CARD YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY
  • On Ebay https://www.ebay.it/str/figurineforeverofficial
  • The solidarity cards are available at the traveling exhibition

AVAILABLE NOW!
(1st edition numbered 1-75 each, copies available
1/4 20/75, 2/4 20/75, 3/4 17/75, 4/4 20/75)

the postcards of the solidarity cards are numbered, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever.

An unnumbered version was also printed, mainly used for distribution to people involved in this project.

Celebrative Sticker #61: CORIOLANO PERIOLI

Football fans remember the 1944 Northern Italian championship, at the height of the war, where it was difficult to organize travel and where, certainly, the priorities were different, but football could also help to defuse the drama that was being experienced. In 1944, several clubs, to avoid calling up their players to arms, made the decision to move the players to non-sporting realities, so that the commitment of work, necessary for the war, could safeguard them.

Among these, the best known is certainly the story of Spezia which in 1944 played as a team of the Fire Brigade and which, in an unpredictable way for some, after a championship with a thousand logistical difficulties, won the final round against Venezia and above all FC Torino , which already had the backbone of what would be the Grande Torino of 5 consecutive championships, stopped only by fate and the Superga disaster. The Fire Brigade of La Spezia won the championship against the team where the unforgettable Valentino Mazzola already played.

The president of that Spezia was Coriolano Perioli, his story must be told and not only from a sporting point of view, the solidarity sticker Celebrative Sticker #61 is dedicated to his memory.

Orazio Coriolano Perioli was one of the protagonists in the history of Spezia Calcio and the Resistance. Born in Arcola on 31 March 1894, together with his brothers he ran one of the most important port companies in the city. In 1941 he became president of the football team, making a big impact and purchasing players such as Eusebio Castigliano and Carlo Scarpato. In 1943, after the armistice, he allowed the team to be incorporated into the Fire Brigade, in order to prevent the players from being called up to arms, as other clubs would do.

That team would win the 1944 championship, for which an honorary title would be recognized posthumously. President Perioli was captured on 23 November 1944 for having supplied food to the partisan forces. On 2 February 1945 he was sent to the Mauthausen concentration camp and then to Gusen 2. He was killed on 30 April 1945 by beatings from a kapo.

The solidarity sticker is made possible thanks to the availability of Perioli’s granddaughter, Mrs. Gabriella Bartolozzi Bianchi. We thank Spezia Calcio and the Municipality of Arcola for their collaboration.

Thanks also to the journalist Armando Napoletano, fundamental in the search for contacts and information, author of the book that recounts the 1944 scudetto and the president who made the dream possible (“Lo scudetto dello Spezia” Edizioni Giacché, 2020). Thanks also to Elisa Fazio, daughter of Francesco, symbol of Spezia in the 80s and to the staff of Spezia Fantasy, who were also fundamental to the success of the initiative.

The print of the first edition numbered in 306 copies is intended as a small homage to the La Spezia club, with that final 06 which recalls the year of foundation, 1906.

TOGETHER for ANED!

With this solidarity sticker it will be possible to support the “Adotta con la Figurina” project where Figurine Forever engages annually in different solidarity projects and support the activities of ANED the National Association Ex Deported in the nazi camps (http://www.deportati.it/?lang=en); we strongly feel the need to keep the memory of what happened alive and daily, because it should never happen again. 150 copies were donated to Aned as our support to this important reality, for a total value of 750 euros

CORIOLANO PERIOLI
Celebrative Sticker 61 – Sticker + Folder

1st numberd edition 306 copies
from 1 to 306

The new edition continues the numbering of the previous one

Free offer starting from 7,00€ 
+ shipping (for Europe 10,00€)
Choose 2 different Celebrative
Free offer starting from 10,00€
 + shipping (for Europe 10,00€)

How to contribute:

  • Bank transfer: 
    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
    Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia 
    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
  • Paypal to the address only figurineforever@gmail.com, with Paypal the price per card is € 1.00 more
  • IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH CARD YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY
  • On Ebay https://www.ebay.it/str/figurineforeverofficial

AVAILABLE NOW!
(1st numbered edition 1-306, copies available 132/306)
(2nd numbered edition 307-500, SOLD OUT)

the folders of the solidarity stickers are numbered, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever

An unnumbered version was also printed, mainly used for distribution to institutions, schools, cultural and social realities as a method to raise awareness and always keep historical memory alive.

On the occasion of Remembrance Day 2024, in collaboration with LND (National Amateur League), the second edition was printed and distributed at events throughout Italy, numbered from 307 to 500

The Stickers of Memory #1: CGIL 130th – ARGENTINA BONETTI ALTOBELLI

The importance of memory, to keep it alive, present, contemporary. Historical but also current memory, sporting, musical, artistic, cultural but also social, popular, even political and trade union memory.

The now large family of solidarity stickers is enriched with a new series: “The stickers of memory”, with the aim of remembering, telling, divulging characters, places, stories that regardless of the past must not be forgotten, on the contrary they can be contextualized in the present, because the past teaches if we have the ability and awareness to want to listen to it.

The “Stickers of memory” series begins with the story of a woman, who was a point of reference for the trade union movement and the Italian political one, even before women were allowed to vote:

Argentina Bonetti Altobelli (Imola 2 July 1866 – Rome 26 September 1942)

Trade unionist, she participated in the foundation of Federterra in 1901 as a delegate of Malarbergo and became its general secretary from 1906 until its dissolution by the fascist regime. He was President of the Women’s Mutual Aid Society of Bologna and member of the Executive Commission of the Bologna Chamber of Labor. In 1906 he participated in the founding Assembly of the CGIL in Milan. A socialist of reformist inspiration, he dedicated his life to field workers, to the protection of women and children.

The purpose of the solidarity stickers is both economic and informative, although fundraising is always important, so is the message, awareness and, as mentioned, keeping the historical memory alive.

Fundamental in this sense was the collaboration with the Argentina Bonetti Altobelli Foundation and the “Paolo Pedrelli” Historical Archive of the CGIL of Bologna, which provided texts, photos, books and period documents that tell of a life always lived on the side of the weakest.

The Solidarity Sticker of Memory #1 is made in collaboration with the Bologna Metropolitan Chamber of Labor. It is not only a small contribution to the memory of a great woman, but also to the history of the most important Italian trade union, of its 130-year history, for this reason the edition is numbered in 1893 copies.

The hope, indeed the will, is that Argentina is only the beginning of a new story, in solidarity stickers, which starting from Bologna can make people remember, know and promote the best of our country, of yesterday, the day before yesterday and also of today. Women, Men, Organizations, Associations, Places, Dates, to keep in our memory and share it with others.

FOR HISTORICAL MEMORY!
The proceeds from the sale of this solidarity sticker will be used to support the activities of the “Paolo Pedrelli” Historical Archive of the CGIL in Bologna

ARGENTINA BONETTI ALTOBELLI
1893-2023 CGIL 130th
The stickers of memory #1 – Sticker + Folder

1st edition numbered 1893 copies

Free offer starting from 5,00€ 
+ shipping (for Europe 10,00€)
3×2 with three different Fumetto or Forever Card
one is gift

How to contribute:

  • Bank transfer: 
    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
    Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia 
    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
  • Paypal to the address only figurineforever@gmail.com, with Paypal the price per card is € 1.00 more
  • IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH CARD YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY
  • On Ebay https://www.ebay.it/str/figurineforeverofficial

AVAILABLE NOW!
(1st edt numbered 1-1893, copies available 125/1893)

the folders of the solidarity stickers are numbered, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever

No free copies have been printed for this set

Fumetto Forever Card #35: THE CERVELLATI BROTHERS

Sport and the dramas of the Second World War have many common histories, just as many sportsmen suffered the tragedy of deportation to Nazi concentration camps. Stories that are often little known, almost forgotten, except for certain families and areas of the country who instead have made it a symbol and an indelible memory so that it never has to happen again.

The Cervellati brothers were two cyclists, the older, Irnerio, aspiring, the younger, Idro, aspiring. Their dreams of riding a bicycle were shattered first by the outbreak of war and then by their deportation to the Gusen-Mauthausen concentration camp, where they lost their lives together with their father Carlo.

The Cervellati family owned a small farm in Calcara, on the neighboroughs of Bologna, where the partisans had built a hut and sometimes stopped and spent the night, the family helped them.
The parents Carlo and Clementina but also the three children: Irnerio, Idro and Stella.

Not only the partisans, the family also gave help to those who, after the armistice of 1943, had decided to flee to escape imprisonment for refusing not to join the republican army.

The Cervellati house was surrounded by fascists and SS men. in December 1944, the three men of the house were arrested and taken first to Bologna, then Mantua and with their final destination the Gusen-Mauthausen concentration camp where they never returned. When the camp was liberated on May 5, 1945, they were already dead.

The Comic Card #35 solidarity sticker is dedicated to the two brothers and their passion for cycling. To a dream torn from the madness of war and fascism. Those who saw Irnerio Cervellati compete defined him as one of the strongest riders of the period, with great potential and some races won between Emilia Romagna and Tuscany. hydro? We will never know what he could express on the streets, riding his bicycle, next to his older brother.

The cartoonist Mabel Morri was involved for the realization https://www.mabelmorri.it/ who really took the initiative to heart and gave away five splendid drawings of the 2 brothers, thanks to the photos provided by the Cervellati/Morselli family. Too talented to show only one, for this reason, in addition to the solidarity card, the other 4 illustrations are printed on the postcard.

We thank the Municipality of Valsamoggia for having sponsored the solidarity card.

We thank the Unione Sportiva Calcara, the cycling club of the town of the Cervellati Brothers which since 1945, through the passion for this sport, has also carried on the memory of these two youngsters, potential champions, throughout the year and every April with the Liberation Grand Prix. At the next edition, scheduled for April 30, 2023, there will also be Irnerio and Idro through their solidarity card.

TOGETHER for ANED!

With this solidarity card + postcard, it will be possible to support the Adotta Con La Figurina project and support the activities of ANED the National Association Ex Deported in the nazi camps (http://www.deportati.it/?lang=en); we strongly feel the need to keep the memory of what happened alive and daily, because it should never happen again.

The Cervellati brothers by Mabel Morri
Fumetto Card #35 – Card + Postcard

Second Edition numbered 155 copies
from 146 to 300

The second edition continues the numbering of the first

Free offer starting from 5,00€
+ shipping (for Europe 10,00€)
3×2 con with three different Fumetto Card
one is gift

How to contribute:

  • Bank transfer: 
    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
    Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia 
    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
  • Paypal to the address only figurineforever@gmail.com, with Paypal the price per card is € 1.00 more
  • IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH CARD YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY
  • On Ebay https://www.ebay.it/str/figurineforeverofficial

AVAILABLE NOW!
(1st edition numbered 1-145, SOLD OUT)
(2nd edt numbered 146-300, copies available 108/155)

the postcards of the solidarity cards are numbered, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever

An unnumbered version was also printed, mainly used for distribution to people involved in this project.

Forever Card #23: VITTORIO BELLENGHI!

Great news at Figurine Forever, the FanForever Card series changes its name to broaden its horizons, after 22 releases dedicated to the world of music and cinema, the new Forever Cards will be the perfect container for our solidarity initiatives. We will continue to involve artists from the world of entertainment but we will also talk about stories, realities, men and women who must be remembered.

The first of these is in memory of Vittorio Bellenghi, an exciting and heartfelt continuation of what has already been done in the Celebrative Sticker series, after the two solidarity stickers in memory of Bruno Neri. Vittorio and Bruno, sportsmen and partisans, died together in July 1944, in a firefight with the occupying German forces. We like to think that in moments of tranquillity, in addition to talking about their beautiful Faenza, they also found themselves telling stories of sports, football and basketball, waiting to have to pick up the gun again.

Vittorio Bellenghi, born on 7 March 1913 in Faenza, unmarried, accountant under army officer, basketball player, enrolled at the University of Bologna, Faculty of Economics and Commerce, Radio Zella activist and partisan, died in war at just 31 years old .

After the war, Faenza will have an important history in basketball, especially in women’s basketball. Somehow we can define the players of the 30s as pioneers. There is not much information that we have managed to gather about the sporting history of Vittorio Bellenghi or that of pre-war Faenza basketball. Our hope is that this solidarity card is a means not only to help remember a patriot but also a sporting history, “of the province”, with the hope that this article of ours can also be integrated later with other news.

The photo in the postcard of Vittorio with his teammates dates back to the 1934/35 season, recovered thanks to the availability of the Municipality of Faenza.

The solidarity (Fan) Forever Card #23 is made in collaboration with the MEI (Meeting Independent Labels) and will be presented at the Museum of the Risorgimento in Faenza, Thursday 1 December 2022, in the presence of the city authorities.

FOR ANPI!

With this solidarity card it will be possible to support the “Adotta con la Figurina” project where Figurine Forever engages annually in different solidarity projects. The Vittorio Bellenghi solidarity card is intended to recall a personal, sporting and partisan story of a young basketball player who decided to fight for freedom. For this reason the support is aimed at ANPI (National Association of Partisans of Italy), in memory of the fallen and the values ​​of Resistance and Peace.

VITTORIO BELLENGHI
Forever Card #23 – Card + Postcard
1st numbered edition 99 copies

Free offer starting from 7,00€ 
+ shipping (for Europe 10,00€)
4×3 with four different Celebrative
one is gift

How to contribute:

  • Bank transfer: 
    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
    Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia 
    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
  • Paypal to the address only figurineforever@gmail.com, with Paypal the price per card is € 1.00 more
  • IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH CARD YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY
  • On Ebay https://www.ebay.it/str/figurineforeverofficial

AVAILABLE NOW!
(1st edition numbered 1-99, copies available 52/99)

the postcards of the solidarity cards are numbered, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever

An unnumbered version was also printed, mainly used for distribution to people involved in the project.

Celebrative Sticker #23: BRUNO NERI 2!

Bruno Neri Forever! Exactly one year ago we presented the Celebrative Sticker # 10 dedicated to the partisan footballer, the initiative met with incredible enthusiasm, so much so that the 99 copies of the solidarity sticker sold out in a very short time.

From many sides they asked us for a reprint, but our solidarity stickers do not provide for it, so we made an appointment for 2022. The footballer, who died partisan on 10 July 1944, during a firefight with the Nazis, made famous by a famous photograph that he portrays him at the Florence Stadium, in 1931, while he does not pay homage to the fascist hierarchs.

If the first sticker was a “what if”, imagining Neri as the footballer of the 1938 world champion national team, this time we have traveled a good part of his sporting life, celebrating not only the man but also his city, Faenza, which gave him entitled the stadium and a plaque where he lived, which we decided to add to the folder.

For these reasons the stickers of Bruno Neri are:
. in his last season, as a player at Faenza, printed in 99 copies
. with the Fiorentina shirt in the 1931/32 season, printed in 50 copies
. with the FC Torino shirt in the 1938/39 season, printed in 50 copies, where the player from Romagna scores his only goal with the grenade shirt and it is also the season before the outbreak of the Second World War.

In the folder there is also a large image with the Torino shirt. Some photos are the same as the first solidarity sticker, unfortunately there is very little photographic material on Bruno Neri, but the colors of his shirts are updated, especially that of Fiorentina where he does not make the fascist salute. In the Celebrative Sticker # 10 he wore the blue shirt, in this the most real purple shirt, the same colors of that day.

Finally, we also wanted to celebrate the other Neri of Faenza, Giacomo, six years younger than Bruno, a footballer for Juventus, Genoa and Inter and also for the national team. The photo shows them together, Neri I and Neri II, two very different stories but both of which have brought the white and blue colors of their city to their hearts.

We recently remembered Vittorio Staccione, a footballer deported and killed in Mauthausen, Bruno Neri’s teammate in Florence, both players of Turin but at different times. The “legend” tells that they were friends, they certainly shared the same negative sentiment towards ideology and even more so about fascist practices.

BRUNO NERI FOR THE “ADOTTA CON LA FIGURINA” PROJECT!

With this solidarity sticker it will be possible to support the “Adotta con la Figurina” project where Figurine Forever engages annually in different solidarity projects.

BRUNO NERI
Celebrative Sticker # 23 – Sticker + Folder
1st edition 199 copies numbered
Faenza variant, 99 copies
Fiorentina variant, 50 copies
FC Torino variant, 50 copies
(the sequence between the 3 different stickers with respect to the numbering of the folders is random, they are in no particular order)

Free offer starting from 7,00€ 
+ shipping (for Europe 10,00€)
Choose 2 different Celebrative
Free offer starting from 10,00€
 + shipping (for Europe 10,00€)

How to contribute:

  • Bank transfer: 
    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
    Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia 
    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
  • Paypal to the address only figurineforever@gmail.com, with Paypal the price per card is € 1.00 more
  • IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH CARD YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY

AVAILABLE NOW!
(1st numbered edition 1-199, copies available 49/199)

the folders of the solidarity stickers are numbered, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever

An unnumbered version was also printed, mainly used for distribution to people involved in this project.

Celebrative Sticker #10: BRUNO NERI!

Who was Bruno Neri? Bruno Neri was an excellent footballer, a man of great values, a patriot. Before the outbreak of the Second World War, his sporting career starts from his hometown Faenza and continues to the big clubs, Fiorentina for 7 years, Torino for 3 years with an interlude to Lucchese that in 1936 / 37 played in Serie A. The period in Tuscany is also remembered for the three appearances in the national team.

Bruno Neri is famous for a photo from 1931, shown in our folder, on the occasion of the inauguration of the new stadium in Florence he is the only footballer not to give the Roman salute in front of the fascist hierarchs. Neri was not particularly involved in politics, perhaps he wasn’t even too interested, but his passion for art and poetry could have little to do with an authoritarian regime.

His proximity to anti-fascist circles led him to participate in the partisan struggle, as deputy commander of the Ravenna Brigade, his passion for football was also able to resist the pains and horrors of war, so much so that Neri took part in the Alta Italia championship of 1944 with the shirt of “his” Faenza.

Bruno Neri died on 10 July 1944, during a fire fight with the Nazis, near the Hermitage of Gamogna in the Apennines. We like to repeat that our solidarity stickers are not only intended to collect funds but also to remember, to raise awareness, to support historical memory as in this case.

At the same time we like to imagine, create alternative stories, for this reason we have created the sticker of Bruno Neri as a football player for the national team at the 1938 World Cup in France, won by the “Azzurri”. The blue shirt you see in the photo is really his and is kept at the Grande Torino Museum.

BRUNO NERI FOR THE “ADOTTA CON LA FIGURINA” PROJECT!

With this solidarity sticker it will be possible to support the “Adotta con la Figurina” project where Figurine Forever engages annually in different solidarity projects.

BRUNO NERI
Celebrative Sticker # 10 – Sticker + Folder

First Edition numbered 99 copies
from 1 to 99
SOLD OUT

Second Edition numbered 101 copies
from 100 to 200

The second edition continues the numbering of the first

Free offer starting from 7,00€ 
+ shipping (for Europe 10,00€)
Choose 2 different Celebrative
Free offer starting from 10,00€
 + shipping (for Europe 10,00€)

How to contribute:

  • Bank transfer: 
    Bank:Emil Banca – Credito Cooperativo 
    Branch:Borgo Panigale, Bologna Italia 
    IBAN:IT82 Y070 7202 4000 0000 0427 519 
    BIC:ICRAITRRTS0 
    For purchases by bank transfer, please always follow an email to figurineforever@gmail.com
  • Paypal to the address only figurineforever@gmail.com, with Paypal the price per card is € 1.00 more
  • IN THE CAUSAL ALWAYS INSERT: WHICH CARD YOU WANT TO BUY AND YOUR ADDRESS FOR SHIPMENT, PLEASE BEFORE TO PAY ALWAYS POSTAGE COSTS FROM ITALY TO YOUR COUNTRY
  • Sul nostro negozio Ebay https://www.ebay.it/str/figurineforeverofficial

2nd EDITION AVAILABLE NOW
(1st numbered edition 1-99 SOLD OUT)
(2nd numbered edition 1-101, copies available 67/101)

The folders of the solidarity stickers are numbered, the number you receive is random. The choice of the specific number is a pre-sale service only and only for the members of Figurine Forever

10 free copies of first edition have also been printed, were distributed to people and institution involved