Thursday, December 14, 2017

CINDERELLA STAMPS OF ARKONIA/ Fantasy Stamp Covers and Cancellations by Eric Whollem/ ARKONIAN OVERLAND MAIL




ARKONIA
stamp cover from Rotilli
1917/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist


THE PRINCIPALITY OF ARKONIA

Arkonia is a small nation in West Merrminde. Princess Sarrodietu is the ruler of the land from her castle in Rotilli. The Duke Hermoon Rilla Ratiooniety is the husband of Sarrodietu.

The Arkkonian Rose is the national emblem of Arkonia.



ARKONIA
parcel post stamps
1910/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
laser editions
copyright by the artist


ARKONIA OVERLAND MAIL
stamp cover from Rotilli to Byqi in Moruvgach
with postal tax stamp
1923/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist



ARKONIA
Arkoknian Nautical Conservatory
1928/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist



ARKONIA
stamp cover from Rotilli to Thermopolitan
1927/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist


ARKONIA
stamp cover from Othelon to Rotilli
with Arkonian postal tax
1925/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist



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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

PIRATE MAIL OF THE MUKKA REPUBLIC/ Cinderella Stamps, Covers and Cancellations by Eric Whollem/ PIRATE STAMPS/ Paraphilately



MUKKA REPUBLIC
a letter to the Mutt Postal Museum in Skag Dog
1898/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist


DARKLING JOHNNY AND THE MUKKA REPUBLIC

Darkling Johnny is one of many pirate captains who have established private nations along the Barbaru Coast of Southern Amphora. 

Pelly, a fierce female pirate captain, established Pelly's Nest, her own colony. The Skag Dog Republic was another small enclave on an isolated island. Rotter's Nest, off the shore of Klop's Isle, was established by pirates, as well as Klop's Isle, or Kiklop, an independent island nation created by Turkish pirates.

A nation settled by mandated privateers exists in the Sarfeathe Archipelago, south of Grot Eubia.

To the north of these developments off Cabo Apsarii, are the pirate states of Digbyland, and the Barbaru Frie Stajt, as well as Scarabia.

The cover above from the Mukka Republic was sent to Pegleg McPhopp, director of the Mutt Postal Museum in Wuff Bay in the Skag Dog Republic. The red wax seal of the Skag Postal Inspector is seen in the lower right hand corner of this letter, along with a handstamp indicating that the cover was confiscated for inclusion in the Postal Inspector's collection, an example of pirated pirate mail. LOL


MUKKA REPUBLIC
a letter to Wawa in Bungowa
with postage due
1898/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist

PIRATE HOLIDAYS ON THE BUNGO

The above cover was sent to Wawa along the Bungo River in Bungowa from Mukka. The Bungowa postal service, was slow to deliver the mail, as cancels with postage due stamps applied a year later in 1899, indicate that the letter was delayed. It is most probable that the payment of the postal levies may have required a special intrusion into Mukka territory to accrue the postal duty due. '

As the local currency of this part of Bungowa is the human head, this may have been a time consuming mission.

The local courier system is called Headhunter Courier Mail.

The postage due stamps are old and rare stamps confiscated from the defunct colony of Aerpshire on the Bungo, which was defeated in battle with the indigenous Bungowis. The stamps have portraits of the original colonists, and have been overprinted by the Bungowa Postal Service, as paper for stamps is rare and rots easily in the jungle climate of the region. LOL


MUKKA REPUBLIC
The Colonization of Mukka
1892/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem.
laser edition
copyright by the artist


JAKALA POSTAL SERVICE
a letter to Mukka
1898/ 2017 lol
\Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist

KA RAAJY JAKALA

Jakala is a nation state established by seamen from Bharata. It lies across the Bungo River from Mukka.

This letter was sent to the Mukka's Sons of the Bungo Estuary. But it was franked with postage due levies on arrival in Mukka.

Read more about BUNGOWA:
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Sunday, December 3, 2017

LOCAL POST STAMPS OF MORUVGACH/ Stamp Covers and Cancellations by Eric Whollem/ CINDERELLA STAMPS




MORUVGACH
cover with Silla municipal tax stamps
1868/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist



THE EMPIRE OF MORUVGACH

Moruvgach is a country closely allied to Merreminde, and is found today in the region of West Merreminde, where many autonomous states live in relative harmony, bound by treaties such as the Edicts of the West Merreminde Postal Union The Letters of the League of Privateers, The Alliance of Mermaid Entrepeneurs,  etc.

Moruvgach is ruled by the Empress Merrianna III from out her palace in the captital city of Silla. For a time West Merreminde was united under the authority of Kingdom of Merreminde, during the war against the insidious Digby Brothers, who sought to overthrow the short-lived Binklish Empire, which for a time had commercial agreements with the mermaids. LOL


MORUVGACH
cover with Silla municipal tax stamps
1869/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist


MORUVGACH
mermen stamp
1867/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


MORUVGACH
cover with Lattiomin municipal tax stamps
1883/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist



MORUVGACH
classic sailing ship
with cancel featuring the  Empress of Moruvgach
1868/ 2017 lol
laser edition
copyright by the artist



MORUVGACH
cover franked  with Cark Witt local stamp
featuring official stamps of the Moruvgach Central Government
1898/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist


CARK WITT MUNICIPAL LOCAL POST TAXE STAMP
Moruvgach regional local post
1865/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist



MORUVGACH
back of cover franked  with Cark Witt local stamp
featuring official stamp of the Moruvgach Central Government
1898/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist



MORUVGACH
cover with Sarmoli municipal tax stamps
1883/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist



MORUVGACH
Tourism cover from Byqi
1925/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist



MORUVGACH
registered paquebot letter to Merre in Merreminde
1925/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist



COMMENTS ON A STAMP OF MERREMINDE

The cover above was franked upon arrival in Merreminde with a stamp showing the Empress of Moruvgach, the Queen of Merreminde, and the Queen of Arkonia. These royal personnages are linked by blood, and have an enduring political alliance that oversees the welfare of West Merreminde.

Merre's cancel depicts a mermaid. Merre is a seaport city in the south of Merreminde; for a time it was the outpost of Scarabeus Binkel's Offices of the Binklish Empire, known also as The Binklish East Merreminde Company.

Postal Tax is gathered by the Merreminde Postal Service on all incoming mail, paid in shells. LOL



MORUVGACH
Empress Merrianna III
1925/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist.


Read more about West Merreminde:

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Saturday, December 2, 2017

EGG WARS STAMPS/ Farallon Island Fantasy Historical Stamp Covers by Eric Whollem./ CINDERELLA STAMPS




PACIFIC EGG COMPANY
Farallon Islands local post
sent via US Pacific Egg Transport paquebot
1879/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist

HOW THE EGG WARS BEGAN

During the Gold Rush era San Francisco was short of fresh produce, hence various entrepenuers ventured forth to the Farallon Islands off the California coast in search of edible sea bird eggs. The Farallons were home of a vast Murre bird population.

Two companies competed for the eggs. One was called the Egg Company while the other was called the Pacific Egg Company. A commercial war broke out wherein there were fatalities.

The True History of the Egg War on the Farallon Islands:


SIR FRANCIS DRAKE
British explorer who may have been the first to see the Farallon Islands
Farallon Islands Local Post
1875/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem.
laser edition
copyright by the artist

FARALLON ISLANDS
paquebot cover
1875/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist



THE DISCOVERY OF THE FARALLON ISLANDS

Though Spanish explorer, Cabrillo,  may have seen the Farallons, no record is left of such a discovery. Sir Francis Drake, the British explorer landed on the islands in 1579....and later proceeded to the Point Reyes area where he left a commemorative plaque at Drake's Bay. He called the islands the Islands of St. James.

Later in 1603 Sebastian Vizcaino landed on the islands, when a member of his crew coined the name Los Farallones, 'The Cliffs.'

In later years Russian seal pelt hunters occupied the islands, but left after the US purchased Russian holdings on the West Coast. The Russians had a colony at Fort Ross and settlements along the Russian River.

Today there is a small settlement on the southern island of the archipelago, occupied by naturalists.


The History of the Farallon Islands


SEBASTIAN VIZCAINO
a member of his crew gave the Farallon Islands their name
1875/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


FARALLON ISLANDS LOCAL POST
sent via paquebot to San Francisco
1875/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist


FARALLON ISLANDS LOCAL POST
egg gatherers
1871/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist



FARALLON ISLANDS LOCAL POST
egg gatherers
1871/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


FARALLON ISLANDS LOCAL POST
egg gatherers
1871/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


PACIFIC EGG COMPANY
A Farallon Island Private Post
1879/ 2017 lol
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist


PACIFIC EGG COMPANY PRIVATE POST
Farallon Islands parcel post
sent via US Pacific Egg Transport
1879/ 2017
Eric Whollem
handmade parcel post fragment
copyright by the artist


US PACIFIC EGG TRANSPORT SEAL
Farallon Islands to San Francisco
featuring a Murre egg
2017 lol
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist


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Thursday, November 16, 2017

LEMURIAN MYSTERIES/ Mt. Shasta Local Post Stamps by Eric Whollem/ THE LEMURS OF NORTH AMERICA AND MEXICO



LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Map of Altantis and Lemuria created by
James Churchward, metaphysical author
2017
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist



LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
James Churchward
2017
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist



JAMES CHURCHWARD'S THEORIES OF LEMURIA

James Churchward created a series of popular books on the subject of Mu, or Lemuria. He had adopted ideas from Augustus LePlongeon concerning an apocryphal group of people called the Naacals, who ostensibly created a number of tablets delineating concepts relating to the culture of the people of Mu.

The idea of a lost Lemurian continent was first outlined by a conventional zoologist, Philip Schater, in 1864. He theorized that  Madagascarian lemurs traveled to the Indian mainland via a now sunken land mass In the Indian Ocean.

In India this concept has been popularized by Hindu theorists who postulate that the people of this sunken land mass were related to the Tamil people of India as well as the Australian Aborigines. An old Tamil Purana talks about Kumari Kandam, a sunken land, which today is equated with Lemuria.


A MAP OF KUMARI KANDAM
the name of the archaic Tamil concept of 
an Indian Ocean land bridge


Churchward's map of Atlantis and Lemuria appears on the cover that I created above. Mt. Shasta, California, is known for having many people who are fond advocates of the Lemurian concept. In the 1930's a Roscicrucian text describing Lemuria was very popular at Mt. Shasta. Tales of Lemurians living inside the mountain or even coming down from the mountain to purchase things in town are a part of Shasta folklore.

Little known to many people, Lemurs, a small animal known to live in Madagascar has close cousins who live in California, Texas and Mexico. In this region they are called 'ringtailed cats.' The ringtailed cat is the state mammal of the State of Arizona.



MAP SHOWING THE RANGE OF THE RINGTAILED CATS TODAY
Mt. Shasta is just one area where these
lemurs are indigenous


The article below speculates that lemurs
 may have originated in Pakistan:

Scientists disagree as to the origin of lemurs. Some say that they originated in Africa....recently fossil remains have been unearthed in Pakistan. There are many species of lemurs. Wikipedia notes that Mesoamerican lemurs (the ringtailed cats) are distantly related to Asiatic civet cats. The ringtailed cats are found as far south as Panama and Northern South America. Civet cats are found around the world....and a species exists in Siberia. So for those who might speculate on how civet cats could have reached the Americas across the Bering Land Bridge, here there is food for thought.

WIKIPEDIA:

The Siberian Civet Cat:



LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Helene Blavatsky and the Masters
St. Germain cancellation
2017
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist




HELENE BLAVATSKY'S POPULARIZATION OF THE LEMURIAN LEGEND

Blavatsky, the founder of the Theosophical Society, is responsible for promulgating Philip Schater's Lemurian ideas. Her extensive metaphysical writings include an analysis of ancient history, paleontology, alchemy, yoga, etc. 

She spoke a lot about a group of ancient initiates who she called  'Ascended Masters' who work from the other planes to aid human evolution. 

The stamp cover above shows an old 'photo' (what today we would call a 'photoshop' image) of Blavatsky and a number of these Masters. In Hinduism and Buddhism, the concept of 'ascended masters' is generally accepted as a matter of course. In Christianity Jesus is an example of an ascended master.

The master St. Germain, who was a French alchemist, appears on the cancellation used on my fantasy stamp cover.



LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Helene Blavatsky
2017
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist



LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Mabel Collins, metaphysical author
cover with cachet of lemurs
lemur postal cancellations from Mt. Shasta
2017
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist


LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Mabel Collins, metaphysical author
2017
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


MABEL COLLINS, SPIRITUAL TEACHER

Mabel Collins wrote the classic texts called 'Light on the Path,' 'Through the Gates of Gold, 'The Idyll of the White Lotus' etc. She also wrote popular romance novels.

She continued to teach into the 20th century. Part of her teachings were incorporated into the text of the mystical book, 'A Dweller on Two Planets," a channeled work created at Mt. Shasta in the late 19th century.


LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Mabel Collins, metaphysical author
The Violet Flame refers to the concept of a cleansing fire 
that purifies the initiate
2017
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
C.W. Leadbeater, metaphysical author
with St. Germain cancellations
2017
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist



LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
C.W. Leadbeater
2017
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


CHARLES LEADBEATER  & ANNIE BESANT

Leadbeater was a writer of many books about the Ascended Masters. In conjunction with Annie Besant, he wrote a book called 'Thought Forms,' a text that demonstrates that human thoughts and emotions actually form distinctive colors and shapes that can be seen by the inner eye of sensitives.

The illustrations in this book profoundly affected 20th century Art History, as Wassily Kandinsky, a Russian born Theosophist, used these images as major inspiration in his art, said by many to be the first modern abstract paintings.

Annie Besant used to refer to Lemuria by it's Hindu name, Shalmali, as she worked in India for many years. She wrote a forward to one of Rudolf Steiner's books on Atlantis and Lemuria.


LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Annie Besant and C.W.Leadbeater cover
2017
Eric Whollem
handmade cover
copyright by the artist


LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Annie Besant
2017
Eric Whollem.
laser edition
copyright by the artist


LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Rudolph Steiner
received at Yreka Station
2017
Eric Whollem
handmade cover
copyright by the artist

RUDOLPH STEINER, FOUNDER OF ANTHROPOSOPHY

Steiner's extensive writings cover in part his views on Lemuria. Steiner's movement, originating in Germany, delved into esoteric approaches to art and music. He believed in fairies and nature spirits.

His book, 'Cosmic Memory/ Atlantis and Lemuria' presents his unique views of human evolution.

He founded the famous Waldorf Schools.



LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Rudolph Steiner
2017
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Augustus Le Plongeon
2017
Eric Whollem.
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist


AUGUSTUS LE PLONGEON, PIONEER OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Le Plongeon, late in the 19th century, traveled to Mexico, where he studied Mayan ruins and hieroglyphs. He speculated widely about cultural diffusion. 

He postulated that Mayan civilization was spread through Atlantis to Egypt, seeing Maya country as the cradle of civilization. His ideas influenced Ignatius Donnelly and Helene Blavatsky. He met James Churchward, and their discussions gave rise to Churchward's theories of Mu.



LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Augustus Le Plongeon
2017
Eric Whollem.
laser edition
copyright by the artist



LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Sylph cover
2017
Eric Whollem.
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist

PARACELSUS, A PROGRESSIVE ALCHEMIST

Theophrastus Bombastus Paracelsus was a Renaissance alchemist who first conceptualized the 'Sylph' or spirit of the air.

He rejected the medieval concept of the four elements, earth, air, fire and water.....and speculated that there were many more elements in nature than this.....Eventually this lead to the invention of the modern Periodic Table of the Elements.



LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Edgar Cayce
2017
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist

EDGAR CAYCE, PSYCHIC SENSITIVE

Cayce in his many readings, often spoke of people's past lives in Atlantis or Lemuria. Today the followers of Cayce have made compendiums of his many utterances.


LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Edgar Cayce
2017
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


LEMURIAN POST OFFICE
Jaguar Cancellation
2017
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


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