Friday, February 10, 2017

TEBU ISLAND FANTASY STAMPS/ Local Post Cinderellas by Eric Whollem/ PARAPHILATELY/ The Wreck of the Falconer



CAPTAIN WOLLARD EGGERTON
Tebu Island
2017
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamps
copyright by the artist 


THE WRECK OF THE FALCONER

In the year 1767 Captain Wollard Eggerton's ship, The Falconer, was lost at sea on the rough coast of Tebu Island far in the north of Undinia. The enterprising sailors managed to survive on oysters and fish for many years until they sent a long boat across the teacherous Bight of Wump to the Undinian coast where in the town of Heti they began to trade with the local population at what was called the Mermaid Market. 

There they were able to trade wood carvings, scrimshaw and rope sculptures for foods and supplies they needed on the island. As time passed, they developed a postal system, which still endures today.
These stamps are a sample of the postal productions of the descendants of Eggerton's crew.


THE WRECK OF THE FALCONER
1767-2017
Tebu Island
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamps
copyright by the artist


TEBU RISING FROM THE SEA
Tebu Island
2017
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamp
copyright by the artist


CHART OF THE ISLE OF TEBU
Tebu Island Post Office
2017
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamps
copyright by the artist



CAPTAIN WOLLARD EGGERTON
Tebu Island
2017
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamps
copyright by the artist 


THE WRECK OF THE FALCONER
1767-2017
Tebu Island
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamps
copyright by the artist


TEBU RISING FROM THE SEA
Tebu Island
2017
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamp
copyright by the artist


THE WRECK OF THE FALCONER
1767-2017
Tebu Island
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamps
copyright by the artist




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Friday, January 13, 2017

CINDERELLA STAMPS OF ZAXAN by Eric Whollem/ Fantasy Goddess Stamps from Northern Amphitritonia/ PARAPHILATELY


EROWANA
Zaxan Postal Service
2016
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist



EROWANA
six typologies
Zaxan Postal Service
2016
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist



EROWANA
Zaxan Postal Service
2016
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist



EROWANA
six typologies
Zaxan Postal Service
2016
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist



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Thursday, December 22, 2016

CINDERELLA STAMPS OF THE ARGONAUTIKA AUTONOMOUS REGION/ Fantasy Stamp Cover by Eric Whollem/ PARAPHILATELY


ARGONAUTIKA AUTONOMOUS REGIONAL POST
with postage due levies due to overweight cover
2016
Eric Whollem
handmade parchment cover
copyright by the artist



ARGONAUTIKA AUTONOMOUS REGION

Argonautika is an ancient region that is part of Northern Amphitritonia, an empire in the far north of the continent of Amphora. In recent years Argonautika was granted self government by the Empress of Amphitritonia.


ARGONAUTIKA
map stamp
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist


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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

OGYGIAN GOAT CART COURIER SYSTEM/ Inaugural Route Cover from Attan to Delani/ CINDERELLA STAMPS BY ERIC WHOLLEM/ Paraphilately


OGYGIAN OVERLAND EXPRESS MAIL
Inaugural Goat Cart Courier Route
cover damaged by goat/ Fodder Surcharge Label
2016
Eric Whollem
handmade cover
copyright by the artist



GOAT CART PARCEL POST PACKAGE FRAGMENT
Ruminant Relief Fund Surcharge 5f
2016
Eric Whollem
handmade cover
copyright by the artist 



GOAT FODDER SURCHARGES OF OGYGIA

These covers include special markings indicating forms of postal taxation found in Ogygia. On the first cover there is a label reading 'GOAT DAMAGE Please Pay Your Fodder Surcharges Promptly.' The bite marks on the cover are the result of hungry goats, who have run out of food on the rocky trails that lead through the Ogygian mountains.

Unfortunately Ogygian postal goats have traditionally been fed letters from the Dead Letter Office, so that they have developed a taste for philatelic materials. The fine distinction between a living letter and a dead letter is a matter that does not seem to matter much to them. The fodder surcharge was developed at the insistence of stamp collectors who agonized over the ravaging of the mails.

The 'Ruminant Relief Fund' marking on some  of these covers represents the activity of a special agency of the Ogygian Postal System. Goats are ruminants, of course. This relief fund tries to find other snack foods that appeal to goats. Thus far tin cans seem to have found a following among many billy goats and fortunately are light and easy to carry, making their use amenable to cart drivers. However some nannies are finicky eaters and prefer less roughage in their diets.

The Axle Grease fee, as seen in the cancel on the last cover in this selection, was developed to insure that the goat carts are kept in a high order of maintenance. Some hungry goats found that axle grease is quite a delicacy, a fine dessert to follow a meal of 'dead letters' or other unauthorized philatelic hors d'euvres.





OGYGIAN OVERLAND EXPRESS MAIL
Inaugural Goat Cart Courier Service
2016
Eric Whollem
handmade cover
copyright by the artist



OGYGIAN OVERLAND EXPRESS MAIL
Inaugural Goat Cart Courier Service
2016
Eric Whollem
handmade cover
copyright by the artist



OGYGIAN OVERLAND EXPRESS MAIL
Inaugural Goat Cart Courier Service
Goat Fodder Fee 5f
2016
Eric Whollem
handmade cover
copyright by the artist



OGYGIAN OVERLAND EXPRESS MAIL
Inaugural Goat Cart Courier Service
Ruminant Relief Fund 8f
2016
Eric Whollem
handmade cover
copyright by the artist



OGYGIAN OVERLAND EXPRESS MAIL
Inaugural Goat Cart Courier Service
Axle Grease Fee 5f
2016
Eric Whollem
handmade cover
copyright by the artist


See more stamps and covers of  Ogygia:



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Saturday, December 17, 2016

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


FIRST FLIGHT COVER FROM ABYSSOS TO GUGU
Abyssos Air Central out of Northern Amphitritonia to the Grand Duchy of Guguwuph
2016
Eric Whollem.
handmade cover
copyright by the artist



NORTHERN AMPHITRITONIA
airmail stamp
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist



NORTHERN AMPHITRITONIA
airmail stamps
2016
Eric Whollem
laser editions
copyright by the artist



NORTHERN AMPHITRITONIA
airmail stamps
2016
Eric Whollem
laser editions
copyright by the artist



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and Northern Amphitritonia:


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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


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