Saturday, November 12, 2016

EBBERWONIAN KONGO PAQUEBOT COVERS/ Riverboat Mail by Eric Whollem/ FANTASY STAMPS/ Paraphilately



EBBERWONIAN KONGO PAQUEBOT COVER
from Captain Hoork of the S.S. Dreekwot
2016
Eric Whollem
handmade cover
copyright by the artist



EBBERWONIAN MERCHANT MARINE ISSUE
cancelled copy
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist




EBBERWONIAN MERCHANT MARINE ISSUE
cancelled copies
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist



EBBERWONIAN KONGO TUGBOAT COURIER MAIL
Paquebot or Ship's Mail
2016
Eric Whollem.
handmade parchment cover
copyright by the artist


EBBERWONIAN MERCHANT MARINE ISSUE
cancelled copy
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


EBBERWONIAN KONGO RIVERBOAT COURIER ROUTE
from Gaboondip to Tarrhok
2016
Eric Whollem
handmade parchment cover
copyright by the artist 



EBBERWONIAN KONGO
cachet for the inaugural voyage of the new riverboat service
2016
Eric Whollem.
laser edition on parchment
copyright by the artist

More Ebberwonian Stamps:

Paquebot Mail:
                                                                                   http://artblogericwhollem.blogspot.com/search/label/paquebot%20mail
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Thursday, October 27, 2016

SCOTTISH ISLAND FANTASY STAMPS/ Cantharidian Stamps With Cancellations by Eric Whollem/ CINDERELLA STAMPS/ Paraphilately



CANTHARIDIA
cancellation varieties
2016
Eric Whollem
laser editions
copyright by the artist



CANTHARIDIA
cancellation varieties
2016
Eric Whollem
laser editions
copyright by the artist



CANTHARIDIA
cancellation varieties
2016
Eric Whollem
laser editions
copyright by the artist


See More Scottish Island Fantasy Stamps:

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

POSTAL CURRENCY OF NEW WEST DIGBYLAND and Other Cancelled Stamps/ Fantasy Pirate Postal Notes by Eric Whollem/ PARAPHILATELY



POSTALLY USED POSTAL NOTES OF NEW WEST DIGBYLAND
some featuring Pirate cancellation of 
the New West Digbyland Territorial Waters
2016
Eric Whollem
laser editions
copyright by the artist



POSTALLY USED POSTAL NOTES OF NEW WEST DIGBYLAND
local  postal and paquebot cancellations 
2016
Eric Whollem
laser editions
copyright by the artist



CAPTAIN JONAH DIGBY
New West Digbyland Post Office
various local cancellations
2016
Eric Whollem
laser editions
copyright by the artist


CAPTAIN JONAH DIGBY
New West Digbyland Post Office
various local cancellations
2016
Eric Whollem
laser editions
copyright by the artist



CAPTAIN JONAH DIGBY
New West Digbyland Post Office
various local cancellations
2016
Eric Whollem
laser editions
copyright by the artist



DEFINITIVE ISSUES OF NEW WEST DIGBYLAND
featuring NWD Territorial Waters Cancellation
2016
Eric Whollem
laser editions
copyright by the artist



CANCELLED  CHARITY STAMP MIXTURE
prepared by aging pirates in Our Wench of Mercy Home for Seamen
2016
Eric Whollem
laser editions
copyright by the artist


Read about the definition of Postal Notes, Postal Currency and Shinplasters


New West Digbyland Stamps and History:

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Thursday, October 6, 2016

POSTAL NOTES ON COVER/ Fantasy Stamps of the Pirate Nation, New West Digbyland/ Shinplasters of the Bank of the Pelican Coast/ Paquebot Covers/ CINDERELLA STAMPS BY ERIC WHOLLEM


NEW WEST DIGBYLAND PAQUEBOT COVER
using postal currency stamp
2016
Eric Whollem
handmade parchment cover
copyright by the artist



NEW WEST DIGBYLAND POSTAL CURRENCY
such postal notes are good for money transfers, purchase of stamps,
or postal franking
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


Postal Notes, Postal Currency & Shinplasters

Postal notes first appeared in the 1860's mostly in America, Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Originally these labels were intended, like the modern money order, to be a means of sending money or payments through the mail. 

However these labels were also usually good for purchase of stamps at the post office and also for use as actual postage stamps. Mostly postal notes appeared imperforate, but many were perforated in sheets like regular postage stamps.

What you see on this blog are, of course, my own contemporary fantasy versions of these stamps, here presented as issues of the New West Digbyland pirate postal service.

The term Shinplaster arose to describe both these stamps as well as  local banknotes issued by regional banks. Another term that describes this material is 'fractional currency.'



WIKIPEDIA'S ARTICLE ON  POSTAL NOTES, POSTAL CURRENCY AND  FRACTIONAL CURRENCY:




NEW WEST DIGBYLAND POSTAL NOTE ON COVER
 postal currency stamp
2016
Eric Whollem
handmade parchment cover
copyright by the artist




NEW WEST DIGBYLAND POSTAL CURRENCY
such postal notes are good for money transfers, purchase of stamps,
or postal franking
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist

NEW WEST DIGBYLAND PAQUEBOT COVER
using postal currency stamp
2016
Eric Whollem
handmade parchment cover
copyright by the artist



NEW WEST DIGBYLAND POSTAL NOTES
with authorizing cancels from postmasters
logo of the Shinplaster Bank of the Pelican Coast
2016
Eric Whollem
laser editions
copyright by the artist

Paquebot Covers

Paquebot mail is a designation of Ship's Mail, or mail sent by packet at sea. Such mail is bound by international agreements to be delivered in the country designated on the address of the covers, thought the covers are franked at sea with the stamps of the country of origin of the sender of the letter.



NEW WEST DIGBYLAND PAQUEBOT COVER
with Pelican Fest Cancellation
2016
Eric Whollem
handmade parchment cover
copyright by the artist



Learn more about the history of the Digby Brothers and the story of the Barbaru Coast:

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Saturday, September 17, 2016

FIRST FLIGHT COVERS FROM NORTHERN AMPHITRITONIA/ Cinderella Stamps by Eric Whollem/ PARAPHILATELY



NORTHERN AMPHITRITONIA FIRST FLIGHT COVER
Abbysos to Gugu
2016
Eric Whollem
handmade stamp cover
copyright by the artist


NORTHERN AMPHITRITONIA FIRST FLIGHT COVER
Ixion-Hecachonteroi to Lapith
2016
Eric Whollem
handmade parchment stamp cover
copyright by the artist


NORTHERN AMPHITRITONIA FIRST FLIGHT COVER
Hecachonteroi to Minnemer
2016
Eric Whollem
handmade parchment stamp cover
copyright by the artist


NORTHERN AMPHITRITONIA FIRST FLIGHT COVER
Hecachonteroi to Wippysnap
2016
Eric Whollem
handmade parchment stamp cover
copyright by the artist


See more Minnemer Posts:
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Saturday, September 3, 2016

AMPHITRITE ON THE STAMPS OF XAWAR/ Fantasy Nation Stamps by Eric Whollem/ PARAPHILATELY



AMPHTRITE
Xawar
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


AMPHTRITE
Xawar
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


XAWAR, AN ANCIENT LAND 


Xawar is an ancient country found in the mountainous interior of Southern Amphitritonia. Sarawa, the capital city, is the headquarters of the Amphitritonian Postal Union, which issues stamps for general use among the Federated States of Southern Amphitritonia. These states include Qarrub Qar, Vebuttikim and Xawar.

Recently the territorial ambitions of the Empire of the West has swallowed up Qarrub Qar and Vebuttikim, assimilating them into the Land of Giants.


AMPHTRITE
Xawar
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist
AMPHITRITE

Amphitrite is the name given to the bride of Poseidon in Greek lore. The people of Xawar, though an inland people worship the divinities of the sea as well as mermaids. Inland water spirits are also revered in Xawar, especially at places such as Xaab.

Rekku, an old city on the coast of Xawar, is the center of worship of these aquatic divinities. Yearly there is a Festival of the Sea in Rekku, which operates as an epicenter for what is called, 'Letters to the Sea.' These are sacrificial letters sent to Rekku as offerings to the aquatic gods and goddesses.



LETTERS TO THE SEA
Xawar
2016
Eric Whollem
stamp cover
copyright by the artist



AMPHTRITE
Xawar
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist

See more stamps of Xawar:

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

XAWAR FANTASY STAMPS/ Southern Amphitritonian Stamps by Eric Whollem/ PARAPHILATELY




DEFINITIVE ISSUE 
Xawar
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


XAWAR

Xawar is the indigenous designation of the nation known as Southern Amphitritonia. The capital of Xawar is Sarawa.

The Southern Amphitritonian Postal Union has it's headquarters in Sarawa. 




FAY OF THE LICHENS
Xawar
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


DEFINITIVE ISSUE 
Xawar
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


FAY OF THE LICHENS
Xawar
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist



XAWAR STAMP COVER
postmarked in Zerrub and Rekku
2016
Eric Whollem
handmade parchment envelope
copyright by the artist



FAY OF THE LICHENS
Xawar
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


FAY OF THE LICHENS
Xawar
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


MAP STAMP OF SOUTHERN AMPHITRITONIA
showing location of Xawar
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


More About Southern Amphitritonia:


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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

GUGUWUPH LOCAL POST STAMPS/ Cacao Industries Issue by Eric Whollem/ Official Guguwuphian Diplomatic Mission Stamps to Offices in Wookytown and Sarawa/ PARAPHILATELY



CACAO
Grand Duchy of Guguwuph Local Post
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


CACAO INDUSTRIES OF THE GRAND DUCHY OF GUGUWUPH

Cacao, the plant that produces cocoa and chocolate is a major export of the Grand Duchy of Guguwuph. The stamps here were issued to honor the 150th anniversary of The Gugu Cacao Plantation, found in the mountains along the Guguwuphian coast.



CACAO
Grand Duchy of Guguwuph Local Post
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


CACAO
Grand Duchy of Guguwuph Local Post
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


OFFICIAL MAIL
Wookytown Local Post/ Guguwuph Offices in Sasquatchia
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist

Chocolate's Role in Peace Efforts With the Sasquatch

After apprehensions arose with the fear of invasions by the Giants of the Empire of the West, who have systematically been seeking territories to enslave, the Duke of Wuph sent an offering of chocolate to the president of Sasquatchia.

The Guguwuphian ambassador to Wookytown had sent an emergency warning to the Duke, pertaining to overtures from the Empire of the West, and the rogue stamp dealer, Scarabeus Binkel who ostensibly operated as the instigator of imperial ambitions on the part of the Giants.

Chocolate was found to be extraordinarily appealing to the Sasquatch, who had heretofore flavored their cake and ice cream with bitter tundra berries. 



OFFICIAL MAIL SPECIMEN STAMP
Wookytown Local Post/ Guguwuph Offices in Sasquatchia
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist

The above Specimen stamp is overprinted with 'Specimen' spelled 'Monster' in Dutch, as  most of the inhabitants of Wookytown are Dutch Colonials, who have an active postal service in Sasqutachia, called Sasquatchian Dutch Colony.




CACAO
Grand Duchy of Guguwuph Local Post
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


OFFICIAL MAIL
Sarawa Local Post/ Guguwuph Offices in Xawar
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist

The Grand Duchy of Guguwuph also has a diplomatic mission to Southern Amphitritonia, also known as Xawar. Sarawa is the capital city of Xawar. There the Southern Amphitritionian Postal Union has it's headquarters.
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Monday, August 29, 2016

HOGG'S COUNTY RAILWAY EXPRESS STAMPS/ Fantasy Local Courier Stamps by Eric Whollem/ Mortimer Skwak, Legendary Stamp Dealer/ PARAPHILATELY





HOGG'S COUNTY RAILWAY EXPRESS
Dubious Parcel Rate
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist



MORTIMER SKWAK, HOGG'S COUNTY ENTREPENUER

Mortimer Skwak made a name for himself when he travelled alone into the rough and rowdy region known as Faux County, as a philatelic explorer, seeking out rare and unusual local post stamps.

After being jailed in Faux County for illegally engaging in philatelic activities, (outlawed in Faux County), he eventually returned home to Hogg's County where he made a fortune selling examples of Faux County stamps.

Skwak is related to the founders of Hogg's County and also is a close friend of the families who run the local Hogg's County Railway. He is honored with his portrait appearing on Hogg's County Railway parcel post stamp local issues, as seen in this blog post. He also appears on Hogg's County postage due stamps, as well as the general issues of Hogg's County Local Courier stamps, which are used in daily mail service for the public at large.



HOGG'S COUNTY RAILWAY EXPRESS
Box Car Passage and Hobo Special Rates
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


HOGG'S COUNTY POSTAGE DUE STAMPS
Mortimer Skwak/ Hikkup Municipal Authority
2016
Eric Whollem
laser editions
copyright by the artist


HOGG'S COUNTY RAILWAY EXPRESS
Casino Car and Caboose Steerage Rates
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


HOGG'S COUNTY RAILWAY
Standard Express Rate
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


HOGG'S COUNTY POSTAGE DUE STAMPS
Mortimer Skwak/ Hikkup Municipal Authority
2016
Eric Whollem
laser editions
copyright by the artist


HOGG'S COUNTY LOCAL COURIER
Mortimer Skwak/ One Cent
2016 
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


HOGG'S COUNTY LOCAL COURIER
Mortimer Skwak/ One Cent
2016 
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist

See More Stamps of Hogg's County:

Faux County Stamps and Covers:
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