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Hi & welcome to my website,

My name is Enrico Ghidelli — or simply Rico, if you prefer.

I started ghidelli.net on December 2007, and feed it by intention & btw; I hope you like it.

This site is kinda mess, and a mixture of English and German too; but it works as designed.

I am recycling my already somewhere published stuff, but going on new material is provided too. Please scroll down for technical & content updates — NB. minor changes, smaller extensions and «Bärentatzen & Bullenhufe» serial are not recorded —, or click on current webstats (2007/08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) or by origin, if you are interested in some figures.

Yesterday is past, Tomorrow a dream, but Today is a gift — that is why it is called the Present … enjoy it!

Kind regards,

Rico




  • … and more will have to come.


  • June 21, 2017 — enhanced the scripophily article re. the Café de la Paix with some more info and a stock certificate of the Paris Grand Hôtel


  • September 20, 2016 — re-started the riconet section installing the multi-language pages re. the villa «Aux Trois Cônes»


  • September 8, 2016 — begun to change the mode how bigger images are proposed: via a direct click on the standard pic instead of the (big)-link — but it will take some time until the whole website is done … if there's something missing/if I made a mistake, pls let me know


  • April 20, 2016 — uploaded some videos to the Swissair and «Belle Époque revisited» pages


  • April 11, 2016 — enhanced the scripophily article re. the Swiss External Bonds with two more 1920 «muni» types: Berne $1'000 and Zurich $500


  • January 4, 2016 — enhanced the Titanic scripophily article re. the 1902 bond


  • December 31, 2015 — uploaded the page re. Swissair's first transatlantic commercial flight and the Centennial International Philatelic Exhibition (CIPEX) in the scripophily section


  • April 23, 2015 — uploaded the page re. the Seelisberg hotel and tourism industry in the scripophily section


  • March 7, 2015 — enhanced the Hans Erni index page with the stamps collage of 1989


  • January 20, 2015 — started the «odd lot» series as part of «Bärentatzen & Bullenhufe», and enhanced the Titanic page, both in the scripophily section


  • January 16, 2015 — uploaded the page re. the Pilatus cog railway & Co., headed «Gipfeltraum am Brochenberg», and enhanced the Remembering Buck and the San Francisco Cable Car pages in the scripophily section


  • September 29, 2014 — Olivier fixed the major bug in the Erni Metal Index/ErMeX page — THX :-)


  • June 1, 2014 — enhanced the San Francisco Cable Car and the Titanic scripophily articles, and installed a simple Google search engine in the four main section pages


  • December 23, 2013 — uploaded the San Francisco Cable Car article, and enhanced the «Belle Époque revisited» page with some more pictures and the info re. the Bex autism center project (all in the scripophily section)


  • December 6, 2013 — updated the scripophily «Pirelli/Newton» article with the info re. the 2014 50th Anniversary edition of «The Cal»


  • July 30, 2013 — enhanced the Hans Erni «Exil und Eroberung» page (art section) with more pictures/documents and links


  • May 30, 2013 — uploaded the ErMeX page (the Erni Metal indeX, a beta/test version) in the art section


  • May 24, 2013 — enhanced the scripophily page «Kubas bittersüsser 'Tanz der Millionen'» page, as well as some Hans Erni pages in the art section


  • April 7, 2013 — enhanced the Hans Erni index and his «Exil und Eroberung» page (art section), as well as the «remembering Buck/Jack London» page (scripophily section) with more documents, pictures, and links


  • April 3, 2013 — uploaded into the art section several pics, docs and details re. Hans Erni in general, and specifically re. «Kunst im Kleinen» (his strong philatelic and numismatic footprint)


  • December 31, 2012 — uploaded some more pics and docs re. the IMM/Titanic stocks and bonds in the scripophily section (btw, this article seems to become a hit — this is amazing/thank you, and may you enjoy a very Happy New Year!)


  • November/December, 2012 — enhanced the Erni «vivat Bacchus!» page in the art section as well as the pages «K.P. — konsequent provokant», «en VOGUE» and «GZSZ» in the scripophily section with more information and pictures


  • October 20, 2012 — uploaded an article in the scripophily section re. J. Pierpont Morgan's shipping trust «International Mercantile Marine» (just before the commemorative year passed ;-) that shows all known «Titanic stocks» as well as the IMM bonds plus several related certificates and documents; hope you enjoy


  • Feb 25/Sep 02, 2012 — enhanced Hans Erni's «Exil und Eroberung» page in the art section with some more information, documents, and pictures (btw — the KiK appendix pages are updated w/o any specific notification herein, as this is done inside the pages)


  • Feb 01, 2012 — this January the statbot counted for the first time more than 5'000 site visits; it's just a number, but anyway — thank you!


  • Jan 21, 2012 — restructured the «Kunst im Kleinen» appendix page in the Hans Erni part of the art section (it is now divided into a philatelic and a numismatic section, and thus similar to the Catalog Raisonné of 1995)


  • Sep 26, 2011 — uploaded the «Kunst im Kleinen» main review page in the Hans Erni part of the art section (a look back of the «KiK-children» will follow soon)


  • Sep 19, 2011 — expanded the Hans Erni biography page (art section) with a short note, some pictures and a few links re. Raphaël Blanc's movie «Hans Erni, un peintre dans le siècle»


  • Sep 16, 2011 — as the scripophily's «Bärentatzen & Bullenhufe» page becomes longer, more cumbersome and slow, I am itemizing some articles in the coming weeks


  • Sep 15, 2011 — added some more (and again really nice) Dilthey Sahl labels to the Rüdesheim article in the scripophily section's index page


  • Sep 11, 2011 — as it seems to be popular: I updated the Helmut Newton/Pirelli 1986 calendar B&B article in the scripophily section (and added an interview)


  • Sep 03, 2011 — the HR Giger «Goldtaler» page in the art section shows now more pics and info re. Franz Baumberger's work


  • Aug 06, 2011 — pimped the «Napa Valley» page in the scripophily section with two nice checks and some more documents, and enhanced Balz Hilt's page with vintage papers related to the Art Basel (s. art section)


  • Jul 09, 2011 — enhanced the scripophily section: the «Kiki Picasso» page now shows better pictures of the Antène 1 certificates and an additional list re. the variants of this, and I was notified about +11 Jack London signed checks (as reflected in the list on the «remembering Buck» page; thank you!)


  • Jul 03, 2011 — uploaded part 1 of the page «remembering Buck» in the scripophily section


  • Jun 28, 2011 — uploaded the page «K.P. — konsequent provokant» re. Kiki Picasso (alias Christian Chapiron) in the scripophily section, adding a related link in the art section/index page


  • Jun 17, 2011 — there's a second Chrysler driving for ghidelli.net :-)


  • May 29, 2011 — uploaded the «IBSS 2011 Journalist Award oder: Ein Ausflug in den Rheingau» article on the index page of the scripophily section.


  • May 07, 2011 — ghidelli.net was recognized with the 2011 IBSS Journalist Award «Historische Wertpapiere und Finanzgeschichte» (historical securities and financial history) in the category «Electronic Media» — what a happy day :-)


  • Apr 17, 2011 — enhanced the Werner Schreib intro and exhibitions pages in the art section (while shutting down the temporary Breklum page).


  • Apr 16, 2011 — the webstats' visitors vs. visits ratio seems questionable … checked: everything OK, it was just a blip.


  • Jan 23, 2011 — uploaded the «en VOGUE» page in the scripophily section.


  • Jan 09, 2011 — the scripophily section reorg was successful (s.e.o.), plus I added some more documents and information re. Hans Erni in the art section (i.e. «Kunst im Kleinen» and «Exil und Eroberung»).


  • Dec 18, 2010 — I am re-organizing the scripophily section: elaborated and history focused articles are to be listed separately, while short notes and daily business considerations shall be grouped in one B&B page (i.e. B&B archives will then be killed); please graciously accept the ongoing challenging chaos for the next weeks (it matches to the current crappy economy situation ;-)


  • Dec 1, 2010 — this November for the first time >100 individual IPs p. day visited ghidelli.net (leading to >3'000 site visits and >6'000 page views) — I like this :-) thank you.


  • Oct 31/Nov 07, 2010 — going through various documents I enhanced in the art section Werner Schreib's exhibition page, adding 23 + 6 more events (to a total of 140 exhibitions, the best ever documented list), and I was able to rectify some of the chronology by checking 69 detailed data.


  • Sep 04, 2010 — enhanced the «Freibeuter» article in the «Bärentatzen & Bullenhufe 2009» page (scripophily section) with two outstanding certificates of the french corsair Robert Surcouf.


  • Aug 10, 2010 — started the «Hundstage» page in the scripophily section.


  • Aug 01, 2010 — last month >2'000 individual visitors beat for the first time the page views' 5'000 mark; THX!


  • Jul 17, 2010 — started the Hans Erni «Enten» page in the art section.


  • Jul 12, 2010 — as the «Hans Erni KiK appendix» still grows, the update information is shown for your convenience on the left, beneath the link.


  • Jun 30, 2010 — enriched the «Napa Valley» page in the scripophily section with a Robert Mondavi Corp. «Class A» stock specimen, some related information, plus more documents and links.


  • Jun 17, 2010 — in the art section/Hans Erni chapter, the exhibition gap in Erni's U.S. journey re. the 1959 Delphi/IN exposition is closed THX! to Mayor Randy Strasser and Anita Werling, Chair Opera House Advisory Board; and I added a few more pictures.


  • Jun 02, 2010 — not a technical or content update but a general improvement: My 300C campaigns for ghidelli.net ;-)


  • Jun 01, 2010 — last month ghidelli.net was reached by >2'000 individual site visitors doing >2'500 site visits; thank you :-)


  • May 30, 2010 — archived the «Bärentatzen & Bullenhufe» 2009 page and (finally — ugh!) started the current one, plus added detailed pics re. the Hoboken Ferry/Lehman Bros. item into the «Wall Street Blues»-page (both in the scripophily section).


  • May 16, 2010 — got some more blue certificates and feeded the «Wall Street Blues»-page in the scripophily section with several pictures and three paragraphs re. WaMu, Wachovia, and Wells Fargo.


  • May 03, 2010 — enhanced the Hans Erni «Exil und Eroberung» page in the art section with the report re. his 1945 officially banned bill and the related event of April 17, 2010.


  • May 01, 2010 — uploaded the Q1 webstats by origin and saw, that this January the visitors of ghidelli.net for the first time came from more than 50 (exactly 57) countries, categories, and multiorganizations :-)


  • Apr 13, 2010 — uploaded the Werner Schreib «aktuell/Breklum» page in the art section, prompted by news.


  • Apr 11, 2010 — uploaded the Hans Erni «Exil und Eroberung» page in the art section.


  • Apr 03, 2010 — uploaded the Werner Schreib «Filmbeiträge» page — offering 3 movies — in the «Mediathek» chapter (s. art section).


  • Mar 03, 2010 — Irving Berlin w/o music is like winter w/o snow. So I added at the end of the youngest 2009 «Bärentatzen & Bullenhufe» article a dozen links to Berlin songs on YouTube — not a major addition, but a nice one :-)


  • Feb 14, 2010 — enhanced the HRG Goldtaler page in the art section.


  • Feb 01, 2010 — growing numbers are fantastic — if they are true … again, over a period of 5 days a bank server sent a bunch of dummy requests to this site (av. monthly hits are currently ≈35'000, in Jan ghidelli.net got >50'000!), causing a statistical humbug; it was corrected using weighted daily averages and leveling.


  • Dec 13, 2009 — got a little but nice Krug/Mondavi & Beringer wine label collection to enhance the «Rebensaft aus Napa Valley»-page in the scripophily section.


  • Dec 01, 2009 — all pages are now provided with the direct link to this chronological log of all major technical changes and content updates.


  • Nov 08, 2009 — uploaded the Hans Erni «vivat Bacchus!» page in the art section.


  • Nov 01, 2009 — fixed the bug in the September site visitors stats using weighted daily averages.


  • Oct 23, 2009 — because of an article I read about a co-worker who participates in the first Swiss «Miss Handicap»-contest, I decided to push up the start of the diversity section by enhancing the index page.


  • Aug 12, 2009 — filled several gaps of Hans Erni's KiK appendix page in the art section (& more is in the pipeline).


  • Jul 02, 2009 — completed the Swiss External Bonds page «Greenbacks ins Heidiland» in the scripophily section.


  • Jun 30, 2009 — these past weeks several pictures and more details were uploaded to enhance most pages in the scripophily section.


  • Feb 01, 2009 — the Jan09 stats shows 1st time a monthly average of >2 visits/hr (i.e. 62 visits/24 hrs); thx again & cya, as more will have to come! (plus uploaded the «Clarkson report» re. I.O.S. in the archived B&B 2008 page of the scripophily section).


  • Jan 27, 2009 — uploaded the first two cats' pages in the ricoNet section.


  • Jan 20, 2009 — archived the «Bärentatzen & Bullenhufe» 2008 page and started the current one.


  • Dec 28/29, 2008 — switched all Werner Schreib pages into the new structure of the virtual museum (but it is still a shell, and remodelling is ongoing, thus may I ask you to please indulgently be patient re. possible problems caused by construction works); plus timestamped all non-«Bärentatzen & Bullenhufe» pages in the scripophily section, plus reorganized the left navigation windows; plus catched finally the maddening horizontal scroll bar issue on some Lightbox pictures (pics' resizing is ongoing).


  • Dec 21, 2008 — implemented Lightbox JS in some pages (e.g. «Wall Street Blues» in the scripophily section) as a pilot for the upcoming construction works at the Werner Schreib virtual museum lot; it seems to run well/as designed and being at least a good compromise for FF/IE7 and mid-size displays.


  • Dec 1, 2008 — pimped up the «Wall Street Blues», the «Dance of the Millions», and the «300C oder Ein Geständnis» pages in the scripophily section; plus I got 1st time >1'000 visitors p. mth … ¡wow! again: thank you, very much!


  • Nov 1, 2008 — got 1st time >1'000 site visits p. mth :-) folks, thank you!


  • Oct 28, 2008 — upload of the «Wall Street Blues» page in the scripophily section.


  • Aug 4, 2008 — finally published the «Dance of the Millions» page in the scripophily section (I am sorry about the delay, but the topic was much more complex than I thought …).


  • Jul 13, 2008 — fixed mainly the (t.g. it's only a few) «Nirvana links» and some other fuzzy bugs — grazie very much for your notification!


  • Jul 6, 2008 — beefed up the page «300C oder Ein Geständnis» in the scripophily section.


  • Jun 27, 2008 — enhanced the page «Rebensaft aus Napa Valley» in the scripophily section.


  • Jun 22, 2008 — art section/Werner Schreib: opened the building lot for the virtual Werner Schreib museum.


  • Jun 02, 2008 — started the Ghidellis' page in the ricoNet section; please note that updates of the Ghidellis' page are not recorded herein but directly visible on the page itself.


  • May 09, 2008 — reorg/enhanced Hans Erni's top level pages in the art section.


  • Mar 28, 2008 — upload of the «Bärentatzen & Bullenhufe» page in the scripophily section; please note that updates of the B&B page are not recorded herein but directly visible on the page itself.


  • Mar 24, 2008 — upload of Paul Moyon's page in the Brittany chapter of ricoNet section.


  • Mar 13, 2008 — integration of webstats.


  • Feb 28, 2008 — extended the page «Die Bernische Staatsbahn — the missing link» in the scripophily section, and added a text re. the just published but wishfully longed-for Swiss RR catalog.


  • Feb 12, 2008 — upload of some more pix in the Werner Schreib page «Werke» and of the Werner Schreib page «Aufsätze» in the art section.


  • Feb 10, 2008 — upload of the page «Rebensaft aus Napa Valley» in the scripophily section.


  • Feb 3, 2008 — started the Hans Erni «Kunst im Kleinen» appendix page in the art section, and extended the 300C/Chrysler page in the scripophily section.


  • Jan 29, 2008 — started the ricoNet section by uploading a few pix in the «Bretagne/Brittany» chapter.


  • Jan 26, 2008 — art section/Werner Schreib: update of the «Werke» page, and upload of part 2 (pix) in «Fachpresse».


  • Jan 24, 2008 — art section/Werner Schreib: update of part 1 in «Fachpresse».


  • Jan 20, 2008 — art section/Werner Schreib: update of the «intro» page, and upload of a new document in «Dokumente».


  • Jan 19, 2008 — upload of two articles in Werner Schreib's «Tagespresse» page, one of them penned by Werner Schreib himself.


  • Jan 18, 2008 — extended art main page; split of Werner Schreib's press page and upload of the page «Fachpresse» (part 1; more pictures to follow).


  • Jan 16, 2008 — upload of the page «Die Bernische Staatsbahn — the missing link» in the scripophily section.


  • Jan 13, 2008 — upload of the page «300C oder Ein Geständnis» (about Chrysler and its 300C, part 1) in the scripophily section.


  • Jan 12, 2008 — upload of the page «Balz Hilt & die Art Basel» as well as some more pictures in the art section.


  • Jan 10, 2008 — extension of the «Heidiland» page in the scripophily section and implementation of the «back to top» tag in all extensive pages.


  • Jan 7, 2008 — upload of the page «Werner Schreib Werke» and extension of all other Werner Schreib pages in the art section; bug fix re. the annoying horizontal scroll bar on main and some affected sub pages (hopefully for good …).


  • Jan 6, 2008 — upload of the pages «Werner Schreib Ausstellungen» and «Werner Schreib Dokumente» in the art section.


  • Jan 5, 2008 — upload of the pages «Hans Erni Plakate», «HR Giger intro» and «HR Giger Der Goldtaler» in the art section; all pix max. size adapted to fit on small lap screens; bug fix re. italic+justify vs. column width.


  • Jan 2, 2008 — created the mail acct 'rico[at]ghidelli[dot]net; upload of the draft «Werner Schreib» and a related press article in the art section.


  • btw — happy New Year; for a healthy, lucky, sparkling, colorful, and prosperous 2008!


  • Jan 1, 2008 — fix of the general mid column jpg size bug; upload of the page «Walter Heckmann Bilder» in the art section.


  • Dec 31, 2007 — actual start of the site; upload of all topic subsites; upload of the pages «Balz Hilt Biographie», «Balz Hilt Sehnsucht», and «Hans Erni Biographie» in the art section; upload of «Greenbacks ins Heidiland» in the scripophily section; upload of all pages in the legal notes section.


  • Dec 22, 2007 — upload of the first html tags and a pix.


  • Sep 2, 2007 — I bought the domain «ghidelli.net» with the tech support of my dear bro :-)

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