Tuesday, June 27, 2017

SCOTTISH LOCAL POST FANTASY STAMP COVERS/ by Eric Whollem/ USING AUTHENTIC 17th CENTURY SCOTTISH CITY SEALS FOR CANCELS/ Paraphilately



KIRKWALL FANTASY SCOTTISH LOCAL POST STAMP COVER
with postage due in the fairy Isle of Cantharidia
Eric Whollem
2017
Utilizing 17th century Scottish city seals for cancellations
laser edition on gray paper
copyright by the artist



WICK CITY POST FANTASY SCOTTISH STAMP COVER
with collaged advertisement for Woodcock's Wind Pills
Eric Whollem
2017
A city seal of Wick from the 1600's is here used as a cancel
laser edition
copyright by the artist



GREENOCK FANTASY SCOTTISH LOCAL STAMP COVER
sent via Greenock Mail Steamer
received in Orange Bay, Cantharidia
Eric Whollem
2017
A large reddish brown seal using an ancient Knight's Templar emblem ties
the collaged graphic cachet to cover
laser edition
copyright by the artist


PERTH, SCOTTISH LOCAL POST FANTASY COVER
sent via the North Berwick paquebot service
Eric Whollem
2017
Vintage city seals of Perth and North Berwick are used as cancellations
laser edition
copyright by the artist



BURNTISLAND-INVERKEITHING SCOTTISH FANTASY COVER
sent via the Firth of Forth Ferry Service
Eric Whollem
2017
17th century City seals of Inverkeithing and Burntisland are
used as postal cancels,
with dates from 1881 added by the artist
laser edition
copyright by the artist


More fantasy Scottish stamp posts will be posted shortly. Scottish fantasy stamps, espeically of Scottish islands are a common genre in Great Britain.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

AERPSHIRE FANTASY STAMPS/ Cinderella Stamps by Eric Whollem/ PARAPHILATELY



AERPSHIRE ON THE BUNGO
Lords of Aerpshire
1 penny post paid
1847/ 2017
Eric Whollem


THE DISCOVERY OF THE BUNGO RIVER REGION

It was in 1846 that Captain Rodney's ship sank of the southern coast of West Merreminde. The intrepid captain lead his crew and passengers from the benighted vessel up the Bungo River into the jungles of the interior.

A year later we saw a new colony arise, named Aerpshire, named for Lord Aerp, who had unfortunately passed away due to tropical malaise. He was a favorite among the passengers, known for his excellence at canasta,

Soon postage stamps apppeared. The first issues were crude woodblocks without perforations. But in subsequent years perforated stamps were the rule.

The colony seems to have disappeared from the human record by the year 1850. No explanations are found for how the colony was erased from history.



AERPSHIRE ON THE BUNGO
Lord of Aerpshire
1 penny post paid
1847/ 2017
Eric Whollem


AERPSHIRE ON THE BUNGO
Lord of Aerpshire
1 penny post paid
1847/ 2017
Eric Whollem


AERPSHIRE ON THE BUNGO
Lord of Aerpshire
1 penny post paid
1847/ 2017
Eric Whollem


AERPSHIRE ON THE BUNGO
Lord of Aerpshire
1 penny post paid
1847/ 2017
Eric Whollem


AERPSHIRE ON THE BUNGO
Lord of Aerpshire
1 penny post paid
1847/ 2017
Eric Whollem


AERPSHIRE ON THE BUNGO
Ladies of Aerpshire
1 penny post paid
1847/ 2017
Eric Whollem


AERPSHIRE ON THE BUNGO
Lord of Aerpshire
1 penny post paid
1847/ 2017
Eric Whollem


AERPSHIRE ON THE BUNGO
Lord of Aerpshire
1 penny post paid
1847/ 2017
Eric Whollem



AERPSHIRE ON THE BUNGO
Tobacconist
1 penny post paid
1848/ 2017
Eric Whollem
the first perforated stamp of Aerpshire


AERPSHIRE ON THE BUNGO
Captain Rodney, Discoverer of the Bungo River Region
1 penny post paid
1849/ 2017
Eric Whollem


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These stamp designs are digitally modified vintage images found in the British Library.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

HILL TRIBES POSTAL UNION/ Intertribal Post of the Barbaru Highlands by Eric Whollem/ LEAGUE OF THE HILLS FANTASY STAMPS OF SOUTHEASTERN AMPHORA/ Paraphilately



HILL TRIBES POSTAL UNION
Intertribal Post
2017
Eric Whollem
fantasy local post
copyright by the artist


PRESIDENT VEMIR QAR NEEMSIEJ
of the League of the Hills
2017
Eric Whollem
intertribal post
copyright by the artist



THE LEAGUE OF THE HILLS

The Hill Tribes of the Barbaru Coast have developed a postal union which implements mail deliveries between the tribal regions. The general government of the League of the Hills serves as a unifying force for the interests of the common good.

Vemir Qar Neemsiej, from the Zukka region, is the president of the League. He officiates fro Wuk Town in the far north of Zukka.

Thuttaquog Dapreematok is General of the Army of the League of the Hills, a force that protects the land from incursions from the pirates of the Barbaru Coast, and from the giants of Gwogtonia in the north. The mermaid folk of Merreminde usually are not hostile and a profitable trade exists between the Hill Tribes and East and West Merreminde. Oysters are traded for bark paper made from the birches of the intertribal mountain region. And sea shells are a popular item in the inland regions; these are usually traded for honey and butter made from mountain goats' milk.

Montu Gargantui in the north is a tribal region with a fierce and noble history, mostly relating to the wars with the giants.

The City of the Moon is a curious region, filled with eccentric people who claim to be from the Moon. This is a somewhat new political entity within the League of the Hills, as the Loonese are said to have supplanted the ephemeral fairy folk of the area, who were never known to have established any regular sort of government, preferring rather the indulgence in pollen parties, and bouts of drunkeness resulting from the imbibing of Gluuki Wine.

Kwata Paak in the far south is a matriarchal society where the Goddess is foremost. The Paakis are mostly elfin folk, known for their intriguing epics and poetry festivals.



LAKE OF THE GIANTS IN ZUKKA
League of the Hills
2017
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamp
copyright by the artist


PRESIDENT NEEMSIEJ
League of the Hills
2017
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamp
copyright by the artist


HILL TRIBE POSTAL UNION
Intertribal Delivery System
2017
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamp
copyright by the artist



LAKE OF THE GIANTS IN ZUKKA
League of the Hills
2017
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamp
copyright by the artist



LOCAL POSTS OF THE INTERTRIBAL FOLK

Most of the stamps in this section are for very limited use in the regions designated on the stamps. Theses examples include a 50 zsudu stamp from the Zukka Republic, A 30 grums stamp from Montu Gargantui, and a 30 asteri stamp used in the City of the Moon.

These were provisional posts used for a short time in the League of the Hills, when mutant Potato Bugs stripped the birch trees seeking to utilize the bark for the manufacture of bug armor for their war with the Natty Flies. This resulted in a birch bark paper shortage. These stamps were printed on kelp fiber paper procured from West Merreminde, and are known for their rather fishy odor, making them especially appealing to aquatic philatelists in the archipelagos of the Outer Worlds.



GEN. T. DAPREEMITOK
League of the Hills Stamp for use in Zukka
2017
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamp
copyright by the artist


GEN. T. DAPREEMITOK
League of the Hills Stamp for use in Monte Gargantui
2017
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamp
copyright by the artist


GEN. T. DAPREEMITOK
League of the Hills Stamp for use in City of the Moon
2017
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamp
copyright by the artist


GENERAL THUTTAQUOG DAPREEMITOK
Hill Tribes Postal Union
2017
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamps
copyright by the artist


PRESIDENT NEEMSIEJ
definitive issue
2017
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamps
copyright by the artist


HILL TRIBE POSTAL UNION
Intertribal Delivery System
2017
Eric Whollem
fantasy stamp
copyright by the artist


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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



See more stamps and covers from Minnemer 
and Northern Amphitritonia:


See more stamps of GUGUWUPH:
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