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Forever Card #25: FRANCO FRANCHI and CICCIO INGRASSIA

The comic couple of Italian cinema becomes a solidarity card, Franco Franchi and Ciccio Ingrassia are Forever Card #25. In a probably unedited guise, certainly original. Franco and Ciccio were proud Sicilians, in love with their land and supporters of their hometown team, Palermo.

A good starting point for imagining them as players, perhaps in one of their famous films, as players of the Rosanero club, in a not too improbable game of hypotheses. The two actors are imagined footballers from the 60s, the exact year is deliberately not specified, after all, not even the shirt worn is exactly the same. They wouldn’t be Franco and Ciccio otherwise!

The solidarity card was created thanks to the availability and collaboration of the sons of the great actors: Maria Letizia and Massimo for Franco, Giampiero for Ciccio. The unconventional choice was also appreciated, giving free rein to the imagination and also to have fun. In the cinematic history of the duo there is also a film dedicated to the world of football, it is revealed on the postcard, by removing the card and discovering the image printed underneath. Thanks to the “photo envelope” donated by a collector.

The first edition of the solidarity card is printed in 112 limited and numbered copies. A non-random choice is the total number of films shot together by the two Sicilian actors.

The love for their land is also reaffirmed by the social purpose of this new solidarity figurine, connected to the “Adotta Con La Figurina” project and in particular to Marevivo Onlus, which carries out a fundamental work, thanks also to the commitment of many volunteers , for the care and protection of our beaches, our sea and its inhabitants.

FRANCO AND CICCIO FOR “ADOTTA CON LA FIGURINA”!

The proceeds from the sale of this Forever card will be used to support the “Adotta con la Figurina” project where Figurine Forever annually engages in different solidarity projects. This card is linked in particular to the support of the social and environmental activities of Marevivo Onlus

FRANCO FRANCHI and CICCIO INGRASSIA
Forever Card #25 – Card + Postcard
Limited edition 112 copies numbered

Cost € 6.00

+ postage costs (for Italy € 5.00, Europe € 10.00)

How to pay:

  • 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! (copies available 28/112)

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 #29: CARLO PEDERSOLI!

Bud Forever! The Celebrative Sticker series deals with paying homage, remembering, celebrating the great champions and personalities of sport. It may happen, as in this case, that a great athlete then becomes even more famous by making a different choice in his professional life. Before becoming Bud Spencer, the actor we all love, Italy had an enormously talented swimmer. With immense pleasure, pride and a certain amount of emotion, the Celebrative Sticker # 29 solidarity sticker is dedicated to Carlo Pedersoli!

Carlo Pedersoli’s sporting career is a succession of great successes in both swimming and water polo. He was the first Italian to go under one minute in the 100m freestyle race, of which he was national champion 7 times. He took part in two Olympics arriving in the semifinals, silver medal at the 1951 Mediterranean Games. With water polo, which he was involved in “occasionally”, he won the gold medal with the blue colors at the 1955 Mediterranean Games.

At the end of the 50s, the future Bud makes the choice to move to South America and somehow gives up his sporting career. Although, having returned to Rome years later, he was called up by the national swimming team to participate in the 1960 Rome Olympics, but without taking part in it; “He should have taken part in it but he preferred to get married that year”, this is the answer given to us by his daughter Cristiana (in the photo below), who clarifies an often incongruent datum found on the internet with respect to Olympic participation.

This whole part of Carlo Pedersoli’s life is also well told in the graphic novel “Bud Spencer” drawn by Roberto Lauciello based on a screenplay by Marco Sonseri (Renoir Comics, 2021), which was very useful in putting us in contact with the Pedersoli family and who have already participated in our solidarity stickers project with the Comic Card # 17 dedicated to Bud Spencer.

In the Celebrative Sticker solidarity sticker we therefore dedicated ourselves to paying homage to a sporting career, sometimes not remembered enough given the greatness of the actor, an authentic legend. The sticker recalls Carlo Pedersoli’s first Olympics, in Helsinki in 1952. However, in the folder we also wanted to remember the man and therefore we have included a wonderful photo of Bud walking around Rome and on the back showing a photo of him as an athlete.

We are convinced that the two aspects of Bud / Carlo’s life are one, important and memorable and therefore both to be celebrated and remembered. As well as his love for Naples and the sea. For this reason, even this second solidarity sticker by Bud Spencer is in support of the Onlus Maestri di Strada of the Neapolitan city, maybe it will also help the young people followed by the organization to get to know this famous fellow citizen beyond the many films they have seen on television.

263 limited and numbered copies, 2 like the Olympics in which he took part, 63 like the famous jersey number he wears in the film “They called him Bulldozer“. The sticker will be previewed in Naples on Thursday 22 September at the Maestri di Strada headquarters, then you can find it in three important events in which Figurine Forever will take part:

Music Day + Figucon, Roma 24-25 september 2022 (63 copies available)
MEI Meeting Etichette Indipendenti, Faenza 1-2 october 2022 (50 copies available)
Fiera del Fumetto Kolosseo, Bologna 15-16 october 2022 (50 copies available)

100 copies will be available for sale online on our site, to these will be added any unsold copies from the three events reported above. We will gradually update the site with copies still available.

BUD SPENCER for MAESTRI DI STRADA!

With the proceeds of this new solidarity sticker + folder, it will be possible to support the activities of the non-profit organization MAESTRI DI STRADA (https://www.maestridistrada.it/), splendid reality deeply rooted in the territory of Naples and to which, in agreement with the Pedersoli family, the proceeds are destined.

CARLO PEDERSOLI
Celebrative Sticker #29 – Sticker + Folder
Limited and numbered edition 263 copies

Cost 8,00€ + postage costs (5,00€ for Italy, 10,00€ for Europe)

How to pay:

  • 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! (copies available 117/263)

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

20 free copies have also been printed, they do not have the consecutive number. These copies were distributed to Pedersoli family, to Maestri di Strada Onlus.
2 copies to the Figurine Forever Association.
The Pedersoli family was also given the Celebrative Sticker numbered 63.

Fan Forever Card #17: STEFANO AMBROGI!

Mandrakata forever! Now we can say it, on the occasion of FIGUCON 7 in Rome we were very keen to create something related to the world of cinema, in the Eternal City, in the city of cinema. We are happy to have had the opportunity to involve a beloved face, especially in Rome but not only.

The FanForever Card # 17 is dedicated to Stefano Ambrogi, film, television and theater actor. He has worked with great names such as Carlo Verdone, Gigi Proietti and Carlo Vanzina. We remember him in important roles in cult films such as “They Called Him Jeeg Robot” or “Horse Fever” and in many of the most important television productions of the last 20 years.

Stefano is also an avid Lazio fan, we could have chosen for his solidarity card the year of his birth or his debut in the cinema, but also on his recommendation we have chosen to dress him as the “biancoceleste” footballer of the first championship and his idol Vincenzo D’Amico.

The presentation will be one of the great moments of FIGUCON 7, organized within the 33rd edition of Music Day, the Rome Disco Fair, our partners also in the creation of this new solidarity card.

Stefano Ambrogi will be with us on Saturday 7 May in the afternoon, for the meeting on stage and then for the signing of copies at the Figurine Forever stand. An incredible opportunity to get to know him, get involved in his irresistible sympathy and of course have your own copy of the card signed!

STEFANO AMBROGI FOR MADAGASCAR! We thank Stefano for the availability and sympathy to join our initiative. The proceeds will be entirely donated to the ADOTTA CON LA FIGURINA initiative to support long distance adoptions in Madagascar.

STEFANO AMBROGI
FanForever Card # 17 – Card + Postcard
Limited edition 99 copies numbered

Cost € 5.00

+ postage costs (for Italy € 5.00, Europe € 8.00)

How to pay:

  • 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! (copies available 25/99)

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

6 free copies have also been printed, they do not have the consecutive number. These copies were distributed as follows: 3 copies to Stefano Ambrogi, 1 copy to Music Day, 2 copies to the Figurine Forever Association

Fumetto Forever Card #17: BUD SPENCER!

We are always excited to announce a new solidarity card, in this case we are just as little bit incredulous and certainly very happy to be able to pay homage to a myth. The ComicCard # 17 is Carlo Pedersoli, aka BUD SPENCER!

The initiative was made possible thanks to the splendid and fruitful collaboration both with the Pedersoli family (we thank Cristiana, Diamante and Giuseppe Pedersoli) and with Marco Sonseri and Roberto Lauciello, authors of the comic biography of the great Italian actor, released this year with ReNoir Comics.

As you know, our Fumetto Cards always have a sporting reference, in the case of Bud Spencer we also wanted to pay homage to his hometown, to which he has always remained very attached, Naples. We also wanted to remember the most unforgettable period for Neapolitan fans, which is why Bud wears the jersey of the times of Diego Armando Maradona who, together with many other champions, led the club to win in Italy and in Europe.

It is not the only reference you will find, the particular edition of the solidarity card is a reference to one of Bud Spencer’s most loved films, 163 numbered copies, 63 as the jersey number that the gentle giant wore in “They Called Him Bulldozer”.

Exclusive preview at FIGUCON 2022! The solidarity card will be presented as an absolute preview at the traditional event organized by the Figurine Forever Association, scheduled for next January 15th at Estragon Club, Bologna.

BUD SPENCER for THE “ADOTTA CON LA FIGURINA” PROJECT!

The entire proceeds from the sale of this Celebrative Sticker will be used to support the “Adotta con la Figurina – Sticker raising for Solidarity” project where our association annually engages in different solidarity projects, in Madagascar, Bosnia, Argentina and Italy.

BUD SPENCER by Marco Sonseri & Roberto Lauciello
FumettoForever Card #17 – Card + Postcard

First Edition
limited and numbered 163 copies
from 1 to 163
SOLD OUT

Second Edition
limited and numbered 163 copies
from 164 to 326 – may 2023

The second edition continues the numbering of the first, compared to the first edition it has some differences: the text on the back of the postcard is slightly different, it is a clear homage to the third championship of Napoli (326, three like the championships won, 26 since 1926 year of foundation of the club) and presents

Cost 6,00€ + postage costs (5,00€ for Italy, 10,00€ for Europe)

How to pay:

  • 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 edt limited & numbered edition 1-163, SOLD OUT)
(2nd edt limited & numbered edition 164-326, available may 2023)
copies available 2nd edition 160/163

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 Pedersoli Family and to the people involved in the project

CRISTIANA PEDERSOLI

FanForever Card #15: NOVELLO NOVELLI!

“Forty years at SIP ..”, after 14 solidarity cards linked to personalities from the world of music, we are happy to announce the film premiere, Fan Forever # 15 is dedicated to the great Novello Novelli! The Tuscan actor, seen in many films by Francesco Nuti, Alessandro Benvenuti, but also Mario Monicelli, Giovanni Veronesi and many others.

His facial expressions were a trademark, which became a strong point of Italian comedy. Many watching the various films were anxiously awaiting when Novelli would appear. After a career as a theatrical impresario, he went on to become an actor, probably by chance, in the film “Ad Ovest di Paperino”, 1981, together with his longtime friend Francesco Nuti as well as two other monuments of Florentine cinema such as Alessandro Benvenuti and Athina Cenci, who then formed a trio with the name of “Giancattivi”.

Precisely from that film we remember the famous scene where Novello recounted, with every single fold of his face, the experience of 40 years as a Sip worker (the old Telecom, for the youngest ..). 1981-2021, forty years after his debut in the cinema we had the opportunity to celebrate him with the Fiorentina shirt, of which he was a great fan.

Novello Novelli, born in 1930, left us in 2018, we were able to make the solidarity card thanks to the availability of his wife Silvana, whom we will never stop thanking for her availability and for the memories and anecdotes shared with us. History of Italian cinema, Novello is a worthy representative of it.

NOVELLO FOR GIGLIO AMICO ONLUS! The proceeds from the sale of the solidarity card are intended to support the activities of the Giglio Amico Onlus Association of Florence (https://www.giglioamico.it/), historic and important Florentine reality, with strong purple hues, for 25 years engaged in solidarity field. Reality with which Figurine Forever has already had the opportunity to collaborate and support, proud to renew this partnership. Novello Novelli was an honorary member of the non-profit organization.

NOVELLO NOVELLI
Fan Forever Card #15 – Card + Postcard
Limited and numbered edition in 99 copies

Cost € 5.00

+ postage costs (for Italy € 5.00, Europe € 8.00)

How to pay:

  • 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! (copies available 19/99)

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

6 free copies have also been printed, they do not have the consecutive number. These copies were distributed as follows: 3 copies to Novelli family, 1 copy to the Giglio Amico Onlus, 2 copie to the Figurine Forever Association

FumettoForever Card #13: MEL BROOKS & GENE WILDER!

“It can be done!”. Perhaps some of you, we can hardly believe it, have never seen Frankenstein Jr. (Young Frankenstein), but we challenge anyone to tell us they have never heard of it. Either way, run and see it, then come back here.

We are happy to announce the Fumetto Card # 13, created by Isabella Di Leo, cartoonist but also a sincere lover of cinema and in particular of Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder. Thanks to the two of them and their professional union, a film was born that rightly entered the myth, the costume, the tradition of cinema. Mel and Gene were also friends, they made several films together, but Young Frankenstein remains, even in terms of success, the most successful.

Isabella Di Leo has created a splendid graphic novel (Edizioni Becco Giallo) that tells the story of the friendship between Mel and Gene and of the film, the path that led them to its realization. Di Leo did an amazing job of documenting. As collectors as we are, however long and exhausting, we are sure she had a lot of fun.

Our Fumetto Cards always have a sporting reference, it is our “trademark” that distinguishes us. Here we did not have to investigate the passions of the two myths of American cinema, it was enough to read the comic (we do not want to anticipate anything), but the two crazy people had a passion for tennis. Maybe not to participate in the US OPEN, but their victories have collected them in other fields.

MEL & GENE FOR THE CANCER INSTITUTE

The proceeds from this new solidarity cards are destined for the Cancer Institute of Milan.

Mel Brooks & Gene Wilder by Isabella Di Leo
FumettoForever Card # 13 – Card + Postcard
Limited edition 150 copies numbered

Cost € 5.00

+ postage costs (for Italy € 5.00, Europe € 8.00)

How to pay:

  • 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! (copies available 53/150)

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

8 free copies were also printed, they do not have a consecutive number and were distributed in this way: 3 copies to Isabello Di Leo, 1 copy to Salaborsa Bologna, 1 copy to Cancer Institute Milano, 1 copy to Edizioni Becco Giallo, 2 copies to Figurine Forever Association

FanForever Card #11: GIORGIO VANNI!

Dragonball Forever! And a hundred other cartoon themes, all sung or written or both by Giorgio Vanni. He is the protagonist of Fan Forever Card # 11! The Milanese singer, born in 1963, is actually much more, for example the author of other great names in Italian music. On this occasion we decided to celebrate his best known activity, that of Japanese cartoon themes.

The solidarity card, like all those we make, is not accidental. The debut in the world of cartoons, in the company of his alter ego Max Longhi, took place in 1998. Destiny, the same year, led Japan to reach a final phase of the World Cup for the first time. Could we not take this into account?

The solidarity card will be presented on the occasion of Riminicomix 2021 (https://www.riminicomix.it/) where Giorgio Vanni will be a great protagonist on stage on the evenings of Friday 16 and Saturday 17 July 2021

GIORGIO VANNI FOR MADAGASCAR!

With the proceeds of this new card + postcard, through the ADOTTA CON LA FIGURINA project, it will be possible to support the distance adoptions in favor of the Mondobimbi Village in Tulear, Madagascar

Giorgio Vanni
FanForever Card # 11 – Card + Postcard
Limited edition 150 copies numbered

Cost € 5.00

+ postage costs (for Italy € 5.00, Europe € 8.00)

How to pay:

  • 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
  • Our shop on Ebay https://www.ebay.it/str/figurineforeverofficial

AVAILABLE NOW! (copies available 19/150)

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

10 free copies were also printed, they do not have a consecutive number and were distributed in this way: 6 copies to Giorgio Vanni and Max Longhi, 2 copies to Riminicomix, 2 copies to the Figurine Forever Association