The sad news reaches us of the passing away in Cairo, on August 12, of Romano Savini, who was a great expert in Zeppelin mail whose trade he kept alive for many years with great honesty and knowledge of the market, supported by his perfect mastery of the German language.
The news reached us yesterday from his wife Ilda Schatzinger, with whom he had moved some time ago to the Egyptian capital.
Many of our old members, collectors of zeppelin mail, who knew him, will remember with emotion the grace and competence with which he offered them his precious material, with which collections of great value, even well-rewarded, have been built.
The late Giangiacomo Orlandini made use of his expertise, on the occasion of the preparation of the “Catalog of Zeppelin aerograms (Italy, Italian Colonies, San Marino, Vatican)”, by E. Violino, published in 1971.
Even Fiorenzo Longhi did not miss his collaboration, when in 2009 the “Historical Descriptive Catalog of the Zeppelin Aerograms of Italy, Italian Colonies, San Marino, Vatican 1929-1939” was created, also writing the preface.
Although he has recently moved away from associative life, Romano has always considered AIDA to be his second family and has never let his attachment be lacking. It should not be forgotten that Romano was our delegate at FISA (Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Aérophilatéliques) for over thirty years, participating in the annual meetings that took place in various European cities.
Our deepest condolences go to his wife Ilda and all his family.