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Celebrative Sticker #114: IRNERIO CERVELLATI

What would have happened if the Second World War and the Nazi-Fascist madness had not clipped the wings of many young people in the most varied disciplines? Even, perhaps above all, sports ones. Someone could become a champion, in cycling, for example. He could have competed with Bartali and all the other greats of the period, the solidarity sticker Celebrative Sticker #114 is dedicated to Irnerio Cervellati.

Irnerio Cervellati was born in Crespellano (Bo) on 8 January 1917. The Cervellati family owns a small farm in Calcara, on the outskirts of Bologna, where since 1943 the partisans have sometimes stopped to spend the night, helped by the family, parents Carlo and Clementina but also the three children: Irnerio, Idro and Stella.

Before the war, Irnerio helped his father by making deliveries, a good opportunity to get on his beloved bicycle and ride quickly through the streets of the Bolognese countryside. Anyone who sees him pass cannot fail to notice him, his qualities are there for all to see, so much so that many consider him a runner. So it becomes natural for Irnerio to try to participate in some races between Emilia and Tuscany, where he also returns as a winner, despite the presence of much more experienced athletes who will be able to make themselves known in international races such as the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France.

The needs of the Cervellati household do not allow them to give much space to leisure and sport, when even the 5-year-old youngest brother, Idro, decides to get into the saddle, the war decides for them.

In December 1944, Irnerio Cervellati was taken by fascists and the SS. from home together with the other men of the family and deported with final destination the Gusen-Mauthausen concentration camp. Irnerio Cervellati died on 2 April 1945, and his father and brother also never returned.

In 1946 the Calcara Sports Union organized the first edition of the Grand Prix for the Fallen for Liberation, and the Calcara gym was dedicated to the Cervellati brothers.

Thanks to the Cervellati Morselli family for the photographic archive. Fumetto Card #35, masterfully designed by Mabel Morri, was also dedicated to the story of the Cervellati cycling brothers.

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.

IRNERIO CERVELLATI
Celebrative Sticker #114 – Sticker + Folder

1st numbered edition 100 copies
from 1 to 100

Free offer starting from 7,00€ 
+ shipping (for Europe 10,00€)
Choose 2 different Celebrative
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 + 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
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AVAILABLE NOW!
(1st numbered edition 1-100, copies available 88/100)

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.

Celebrative Sticker #113: LUIGI MALABROCCA!

We are all Malabrocca! The Celebrative Sticker #113 solidarity sticker is dedicated to the two-wheel legend Luisin known as the “Chinese”.

Luigi Malabrocca was born in Tortona on 22 June 1920. His passion was cycling, a fellow countryman and great friend of Fausto Coppi, he won 138 races including the Paris-Nantes of 1937, the Tour of Yugoslavia of 1949 and twice (1951, 1953) became Italian cyclocross champion.

His relationship with the Giro d’Italia is different and particular: having arrived last, not by will, at a stage of the 1946 edition, the first since the end of the war, he realizes that after the winner he is the last to receive attention , offerings of money, food and other gifts. These are the years of dualism between Bartali and Coppi, it is difficult to win, Luisìn then does the opposite, he takes action to get to the end, but it is certainly not easy, in the Giro d’Italia.

You have to act with cunning and precision, with two watches on your wrist so as not to make mistakes or delay too long and be disqualified. Thus was born the story of the Maglia Nera, the legend of Luigi Malabrocca, told in a book, in a theater show and in a graphic novel:

“Malabrocca – A lonely man.. at the bottom” by Roberto Lauciello (Renoir Comics 2019)
“When the last one won” with Riccardo Ballerini (text and direction by Massimiliano Gracili)

We thank Serena Malabrocca for her collaboration and the historical archive.

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

LUIGI MALABROCCA
Celebrative Sticker #113 – Sticker + Folder

1st numbered edition 138 copies

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 1-138, copies available 62/138)

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 #27: GINO BARTALI!

Here we enter the legend! Perhaps even more than football, especially thinking about the 20th century, cycling is what has given us the most beautiful, most intense stories of men who have moved a country and who have sometimes divided it or who knows, as some hypothesize, even saved it. .

Words will never be enough to describe the emotion, joy and satisfaction in being able to pay homage to one of the greatest Italian athletes of all time, one of the greatest cyclists in the world. The Celebrative Sticker #27 solidarity sticker is Gino Bartali!

A great man, also remembered for his human commitment in helping Italian Jews escape from Nazi-fascist ferocity, an incredible athlete who spent over twenty years at the highest levels, despite the Second World War which suspended all competitions. Among his many triumphs, we decided to remember perhaps the most famous one, which has become legendary. The victory at the 1948 Tour De France, in the collective imagination which mixes between myth and legend, which he would have saved from a possible civil war after the non-fatal attack on Palmiro Togliatti.

Presentation of the solidarity sticker naturally in Florence, Friday 15 July 2022, at the Bartali Cycling Museum. Exactly 74 years after the famous victory in the Cannes-Briancon stage, the day after the attack on the Secretary of the Italian Communist Party, which took place on 14 July 1948. The particular numbered edition of the solidarity sticker, as often happens, is intended instead to be a souvenir of the Gino’s first important victory, the “Coppa Bologna” in 1934, although it was a race that took place in Siena, he still liked the idea.

We sincerely thank the Bartali family, their children Luigi and Bianca Maria, their nieces Gioia and Stella and the rest of the family who approved and made this project possible, created to remember Gino Bartali but also to support those who, in the name of ” Ginetaccio”, continues to carry forward the historical memory, the Cycling Museum – Gino Bartali of Florence.

170 copies of the 234 printed of the first edition were donated to the Gino Bartali Cycling Museum for sale directly at their headquarters, in order to support the museum and cultural activities of an important reality which we recommend everyone to go and visit soon, in the splendid Florence, which the whole world envies us.

Once the first edition was sold out, the second edition was created on the occasion of the stage from Cesenatico to Bologna of the Tour de France 2024, giving strong emphasis to Bartali’s personal story and his commitment to saving people from deportation during the Second World War. In collaboration with Aned (National Association of Former Deportees in Nazi Camps), this edition has a mainly informative purpose. Of the 266 copies printed, 200, like the kilometers of the stage, are distributed free of charge at Osteria dell’Orsa in Bologna on 30 June, while supplies last.

FOR THE MUSEUM OF CYCLING!

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 the activities of the Gino Bartali Cycling Museum in Florence.

GINO BARTALI
Celebrative Sticker #27 – Sticker + Folder

2nd numbered edition 266 copies
from 235 to 500

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 1-234, copies available SOLD OUT)
(2nd numbered edition 235-500, 30th june 2024, copies available 47/266)

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.

Below, the folder of the first edition:

Below, the external folder of the second edition:

Celebrative Sticker #15: MICHELE SCARPONI!

Michele Scarponi forever! Here it is, the first solidarity sticker dedicated to a beloved sport in Italy and in the world, cycling. We are excited and happy to announce the Celebrative Sticker # 15 dedicated to Michele Scarponi, the Eagle of Filottrano, as he was known in the sports world.

Eagle because he was a powerful climber, one of the strongest, a cyclist of absolute greatness who knew both to assert himself individually and in teamwork, leading him to win the 2011 Giro d’Italia and the 2014 Tour de France with the Astana team. and the Giro d’Italia 2016. Just to list just a few of his successes.

Michele was involved in a car accident while training for the 2017 Giro d’Italia, hit by a van that did not respect a stop. Michele died in his Filottrano, while doing what he loved most, racing a bicycle. His Filottrano which, like all of Italy and the world of cycling, has never forgotten it. From an absurd tragedy, the Scarponi family found the strength to create a Foundation, which takes the name of Michele, aimed at the creation and financing of projects that have as their purpose the education to correct road behavior, to a culture of respect for the rules. and more. To initiatives that focus on the fragile user of the road and society.

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. 100 copies of the 160 printed will be donated to the Michele Scarponi Foundation to support their activities, through the contribution of institutions, personalities from the world of sport and cycling enthusiasts .. and stickers.

MICHELE SCARPONI
Celebrative Sticker # 15 – Sticker + Folder

First Edition numbered 160 copies
from 1 to 160
SOLD OUT

Second Edition numbered 140 copies
from 161 to 200
(september 2024)

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

COMING SOON 2nd EDITION
(1st numbered edition 1-160, SOLD OUT)
(2nd numbered edition 161-200, sep 2024, copies available 138/140)

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.