Wednesday, June 1, 2016

FANTASY RAIL EXPRESS STAMPS/ Hogg's County Stamps by Eric Whollem/ CINDERELLA STAMPS/ Paraphilatelic Railway Courier Stamps




HOGG'S COUNTY RAIL EXPRESS
bulk rate overprint
2016
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamp
copyright by the artist



HOGG'S COUNTY RAIL EXPRESS
Hebediah Gainsley-Hogg and Methuselah Jumbo Sqwak
2016
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamp
copyright by the artist



HOGG'S COUNTY RAIL EXPRESS
bulk rate overprint
2016
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamp
copyright by the artist



HOGG'S COUNTY RAIL EXPRESS
Hebediah Gainsley-Hogg and Methuselah Jumbo Sqwak
2016
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamp
copyright by the artist



HOGG'S COUNTY RAIL EXPRESS
bulk rate overprint for Moonshine Liquor
2016
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamp
copyright by the artist



HOGG'S COUNTY RAIL EXPRESS
bulk rate overprint for Moonshine Liquor
2016
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamp
copyright by the artist



HOGG'S COUNTY RAIL EXPRESS
parcel post rate
2016
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamp
copyright by the artist




HOGG'S COUNTY RAIL EXPRESS
parcel post rate
2016
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamp
copyright by the artist



HOGG'S COUNTY RAIL EXPRESS
parcel post rate
2016
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamp
copyright by the artist




HOGG'S COUNTY RAIL EXPRESS
parcel post rate
2016
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamp
copyright by the artist

Saturday, May 7, 2016

OGYGIA/ 'The Aethiopian Maid' a fantasy stamp by Eric Whollem/ CINDERELLA STAMPS/ Paraphilately



THE AETHIOPIAN MAID
Ogygian Poste
2016
Eric Whollem.
laser edition
copyright by the artist

THE AETHIOPIAN MAID
Ogygian Poste
2016
Eric Whollem.
laser edition
copyright by the artist


See more fantasy stamps of Ogygia:
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Thursday, May 5, 2016

OGYGIAN GOAT CART COURIER STAMPS/ Cinderella Stamps by Eric Whollem/ OGYGIAN OVERLAND EXPRESS




OGYGIAN OVERLAND EXPRESS
Royal Goat Cart Courier Mail
2016
Eric Whollem.
laser edition
copyright by the artist



OGYGIAN GOAT CART PARCEL SERVICE
Ogygian Poste
2016
Eric Whollem
laser edition
copyright by the artist



OGYGIAN OVERLAND EXPRESS
Royal Goat Cart Courier Mail
2016
Eric Whollem.
laser edition
copyright by the artist


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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

OGYGIAN STAMPS/ Faux Postage by Eric Whollem/ 'The Five Lakes of Cronos'/ MYTHOLOGY OF ATLANTIS


THE FIVE LAKES OF CRONOS
Ogygian Post Office
2016
Eric Whollem
cyber stamp
copyright by the artist

OGYGIA THE LOST CONTINENT

Ogygia is a name given to what was called Calypso's Isle in archaic mythology. This island has long been associated with Atlantis.

When Columbus was in search of lands to the west, he had knowledge of stories of Ogygia. Maps of Ogygia appeared in Europe in medieval times. The island was conceived as being located in the Atlantic Ocean.



THE FIVE LAKES OF CRONOS
Ogygian Post Office
2016
Eric Whollem
cyber stamp
copyright by the artist

THE FIVE LAKES OF CRONOS
Ogygian Post Office
2016
Eric Whollem
cyber stamp
copyright by the artist



Read what Wikipedia has to say about Ogygia:


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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

STAMPS OF THE GOOSE REPUBLIC/ Faux Postage Stamps by Eric Whollem/ GOOSE ROCK LOCAL POST STAMPS



GOOSE REPUBLIC
Goose Rock
2016
Eric Whollem
faux postage stamp
copyright by the artist





A MAP SHOWING THE LOCATION OF THE GOOSE REPUBLIC
2016
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist


GOOSE REPUBLIC
head mechanic for Barracuda Airlines
Eric Whollem
faux postage stamp
copyright by the artist


GOOSE REPUBLIC
Goose Rock
2016
Eric Whollem
faux postage stamp
copyright by the artist


GOOSE REPUBLIC
Goose Rock
2016
Eric Whollem
faux postage stamp
copyright by the artist


GOOSE REPUBLIC
Goose Rock
2016
Eric Whollem
faux postage stamp
copyright by the artist


See more Goose Courier Mail:
http://artblogericwhollem.blogspot.com/search/label/goose%20courier%20mail

The Goose Republic is a dependency of Amorphagos: 
read about the Isle of the God of Dreams:
http://artblogericwhollem.blogspot.com/search/label/amorphagos

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

ROUGH AND READY PROVISIONAL POSTAGE STAMPS/ Cinderella stamp fantasies by Eric Whollem/ EARLY CALIFORNIA PARAPHILATELIC STAMPS OF THE GOLD RUSH ERA


ROUGH AND READY PROVISIONAL POSTAGE STAMPS
fantasy issues
by Eric Whollem
2016
cyber edition
copyright by the artist


A SHORT  HISTORY OF ROUGH AND READY

Rough and Ready is a  small community in the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California. The first post office was established there in 1851. This community never issued any real provisional postage stamps. What you see above are fantasy issues, created by myself, somewhat after the style found in early local posts of the 19th century.

In the margins of this stamp I inscribed the text: 'Nisenan Provisional Post.' The Nisenan Maidu are the Native Americans who live in that area. I conceived this issue as a correlative to my Concow Maidu fantasy issues for the Butte County area to the north.

The stamp is initialed by 'H.W.' This is a reference to my imaginary grandfather 'Herkimer Whollem.'
I style him as an early stamp designer.

When Rough and Ready was first created, the folk of the town decided to establish an independent state. This happened for real. They called themselves 'The Great Republic of Rough and Ready.' This independence was short lived, as soon the community assimilated into the new State of California.

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Take a look at my Concow Maidu fantasy stamps:


Friday, February 19, 2016

BLACK BART POSTAGE DUE STAMPS/ Early California Fantasy Stamps by Eric Whollem/ PARAPHILATELY/ Cinderella Stamps




BLACK BART POSTAGE STAMPS
fantasy postage due issue of '1885'
by Eric Whollem
cyber edition
2016
copyright by the artist

BLACK BART POSTAGE STAMP
fantasy postage due issue of '1885'
by Eric Whollem
cyber edition
2016
copyright by the artist


These stamps are signed by 'H.R.' which is actually my fantasy designation of my grandfather, who I conceived as a source of production for Black Bart's postage due scam. Not content with his ill-gotten gains, the poet/robber here is seen as franking the stolen mails with postage due stamps....a type of poetic injustice.

Stringtown Printers is a fictional designation of a printing house, located ostensibly in Stringtown, a small community not far from Black Bart Road in Butte County, California. 

This community is not named after a community gallows, but rather after the description of the old Maidu Indian village that once commanded the site, a village that was composed of a long row of houses, a string of dwellings.

BLACK BART POSTAGE STAMP
fantasy postage due issue of '1885'
by Eric Whollem
cyber edition
2016
copyright by the artist


BLACK BART BIOGRAPHICAL DATA FROM WIKIPEDIA:

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

FAIRY STAMPS FROM THE ISLE OF THE WEST/ Faux Postage Stamps by Eric Whollem/ CINDERELLA STAMPS/ Fairy Fantasy Stamps



THE FAIRY AND THE BEE
Isle of the West
2016
Eric Whollem
cyber edition
copyright by the artist


THE FAIRY AND THE BEE
Isle of the West
2016
Eric Whollem
cyber edition/ Series A
copyright by the artist


MAP OF THE ISLE OF THE WEST
Isle of the West Post Office
2016
Eric Whollem
cyber edition
copyright by the artist


THE FAIRY AND THE BEE
Isle of the West
2016
Eric Whollem
cyber edition/ Series B
copyright by the artist

Friday, January 22, 2016

MERMAID STAMPS FROM THE ISLE OF TIMBAE/ Faux Postage by Eric Whollem/ 'The Ousel' or Creek Bird/ PARAPHILATELY



THE OUSEL
The Isle of Timbae
2014
Eric Whollem
cyber edition
copyright by the artist



THE OUSEL
The Isle of Timbae
2014
Eric Whollem
cyber edition
copyright by the artist



THE OUSEL
The Isle of Timbae
2014
Eric Whollem
cyber edition
copyright by the artist

THE OUSEL
The Isle of Timbae
2014
Eric Whollem
cyber edition
copyright by the artist

See more stamps from TIMBAE:
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Monday, January 18, 2016

WORM HOLE POST/ 'My Wanderings in the Desert of the Worm' by Eric Whollem/ FANTASY SPACE COURIER MAIL/ Paraphilately/ FAUX POSTAGE STAMPS


WORM HOLE INTERDIMENSIONAL MAIL
2014
Eric Whollem
cyber stamps
copyright by the artist


WORM HOLE EXPRESS MAIL

After the colonists from Syzygium began exploring our solar system, somewhere beyond Triton Station, a Worm Hole was discovered. The scientists involved in developing new stamps for Space were enthralled. It was not long until the Worm Hole was found to be a splendid medium for sending mail....in this case to any space in the Universe.

The only problem has been not knowing the postal addresses, etc. of people in other galaxies, for example. 

But the Worm Hole deliveries became quite popular in the 2200's among Syzydite colonists, Gondwilli, Titanians, and the folk of Pluto Colony, as well as the Moon.





WORM HOLE POST
'Worm World'
2014
Eric Whollem
cyber stamps
copyright by the artist


ZERO CENT POSTAL RATE

The inhabitants of the Worm Hole, being of an enlightened mind set, had no need of money. Thus the Worm Hole Courier Service was provided free of charge to all. The only rule was that no birds be send by packet through the Worm Hole, as they are beings dreaded by all Worm World inhabitants.

News of this has not yet reached Bird Land, an isle to the northeast of Amphora on the New World.

But with the Bird's penchant for high postage due rates, especially for foreign, incoming mail, this does not especially bode well for the Worms.

WORM HOLE INTERDIMENSIONAL MAIL
2014
Eric Whollem
cyber stamps
copyright by the artist



WORM HOLE INTERDIMENSIONAL MAIL
2014
Eric Whollem
cyber stamps
copyright by the artist



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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

SASQUATCH STAMPS/ Faux Postage by Eric Whollem/ PARAPHILATELY/ Cryptozoological Fantasy Stamps



BONE MOUNTAIN JAMBOREE
Sesquicentennial Souvenir Sheet
Sasquatchian Post Office
2016
by Eric Whollem
cyber stamp sheet
copyright by the artist

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Friday, January 8, 2016

PNEUMATIC MAIL OF THE SASQUATCH/ Fantasy Stamps by Eric Whollem/ BIGFOOT CULTURE/ Cinderella Stamps





PNEUMATIC DELIVERY
Sasquatchia Postal Administration
2016
Eric Whollem
cyber stamp
copyright by the artist



PNEUMATIC DELIVERY
Sasquatchia Postal Administration
2016
Eric Whollem
cyber stamp
copyright by the artist

PNEUMATIC MAIL SERVICES IN SASQUATCHIA

Sasquatchia is an island nation to the northwest of the Continent of Amphora. The ingenuity of the Sasquatch population is exemplified by their creation of a unique form of pneumatic mail delivery.

The isle is criss-crossed with many lava tubes. And the lungs of the Sasquatch are quite powerful. Thus they devised a technique of blowing mail through the lava tunnels to central locations where postal clerks sort the envelopes.

The rocks seen on these stamps are some of the 'pretty rocks' used as warning devices by the pneumatic clerks. Many Sasquatch children are fond of playing in the lava tubes. Thus when they hear the sound of rattling stones, it is a sign that mail is coming. So they have time to get out of the way.

See my link below to read more stories about Sasquatchia and it's customs.


SASQUATCHIA:

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Friday, December 11, 2015

TUGBOAT STAMPS FROM THE EBBERWONIAAN KONGO/ Fantasy Art Mail by Eric Whollem/ VIRTUAL STAMP COVERS/ Faux Postage Stamps/ PARAPHILATELIC MAIL




URISSAKZILLIA TO THE EBBERWONIAAN KONGO
with tugboat courier service
2015
Eric Whollem
cyber art mail
copyright by the artist



EBBERWONIAAN TUGBOAT COURIER STAMPS
2015
Eric Whollem
cyber stamp sheet
copyright by the artist



URISSAKZILLIA TO THE EBBERWONIAAN KONGO
with tugboat courier service
2015
Eric Whollem
cyber art mail
copyright by the artist



URISSAK MAIDEN
Republic of Urissakzillia Post Office
2011-5
Eric Whollem
cyber stamp sheet
copyright by the artist



URISSAKZILLIA TO THE EBBERWONIAAN KONGO
with tugboat courier service
2015
Eric Whollem
cyber art mail
copyright by the artist



URISSAKZILLIAN PARLIAMENT
Urissakzillian Post Office
2015
Eric Whollem
cyber stamps
copyright by the artist



URISSAKZILLIA TO THE EBBERWONIAAN KONGO
with tugboat courier service
2015
Eric Whollem
cyber art mail
copyright by the artist



URISSAKZILLIAN PARLIAMENT
Urissakzillian Post Office
2015
Eric Whollem
cyber stamps
copyright by the artist


See more stamps from Urissakzillia:

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