Thursday, August 17, 2017

ARTISTAMP COVERS/ Xawar Post by Eric Whollem/ LETTERS TO THE SEA/ Rekku and Xaab Local Post Stamps



XAWAR POST
Treasures of the Kingdom of Xawar
2017
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist


XAWAR POST
Letters to the Sea
2016
Eric Whollem
handmade parchment cover
copyright by the artist



XAWAR POST
Letters to the Sea
2016
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist



XAWAR POST
Letters to the Sea
2016
Eric Whollem
handmade parchment cover
copyright by the artist



THE DOLPHIN MOTHER
Xawar Post
2016
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist



XAWAR POST
airmail cover
2016
Eric Whollem
copyright by thre artist


REKKU LOCAL POST
Rekku Maritime Express Courier
2016
Eric Whollem
handmade parchment cover
copyright by the artist


XAWAR POST
Letters to the Sea
2016
Eric Whollem
handmade parchment cover
copyright by the artist



THE DOLPHIN MOTHER
Xawar Post
2016
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist


AINE
Xawar Post
2016
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist


XAAB LOCAL POST
Festival of the Salt Sprint
2016
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist

Learn More About THE LETTERS TO THE SEA:
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

NOTES ON THE TRANSITION FROM CYBER ART MAIL TO PHYSICAL STAMP COVERS/ Stamps and Covers of Xawar by Eric Whollem/ PARAPHILATELY/ Cyber Art Mail



XAWAR POSTAL SERVICE
Map stamp
2016
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist


XAWAR POST
Letters to the Sea
2016
Eric Whollem
cyber art mail
copyright by the artist


NOTES ON THE TRANSITION FROM CYBER ART MAIL TO PHYSICAL STAMP COVERS


These covers are the last of my cyber art mail, or covers that are entirely digital art. Subsequently in 2016, I began to create physical stamp covers, often printed on parchment paper, folded into envelopes. 

The cancellations continued to be digital on my physical covers. But they were applied by laser printer to physical stamps. None of these recent cancellations were transferred to the rubber stamp medium, as is common with many mail artists.

My next post of Xawar covers will be of my early experiments with physical fantasy stamp covers.



XAWAR POST
Letters to the Sea
2016
Eric Whollem
cyber art mail
copyright by the artist


FISH MOTHER
Xawar Post
2016
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist

XAWAR STAMPS:

CYBERMAIL ART:

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

BUNGOWA CINDERELLA STAMP COVERS/ Faux Postage Stamps by Eric Whollem/ OVERPRINTED STAMPS OF AERPSHIRE




BUNGOWA CLASSIC COVER
Headhunter Priority Service
1867/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist


BUNGOWA COVER
featuring the use of an overprinted stamp of Aerpshire
used for postal duty
1872/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist



CANCELLATION FROM GOMA, BUNGOWA
featuring a gorilla
1880/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist



BUNGOWA COVER FROM GOMA
featuring postal duty stamps of Aerpshire
overprinted by the Bungowa Postal Service
1880/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist

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Friday, August 4, 2017

BINKEL COUNTY MISSIONARY STAMP COVERS/ The Story of the Scarabeus Binkel Rescue Mission/ FAUX POSTAGE STAMPS BY ERIC WHOLLEM




BINKEL COUNTY MISSIONARY STAMP COVER
using a lottery stamp for postage
with a poster stamp tied to cover
2016
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist


BINKEL COUNTY MISSIONARY STAMPS


Scarabeus Binkel, the mayor of Binkeltown in Binkel County, once set off to sea to explore the far off Barbaru Coast, and seek his fortune. It so happened that he disappeared in this endeavor.

Subsequently, back home, Itchy Holler Missionary  Radio established a Rescue Mission to retrieve Binkel. The above cover shows how they were trying to garner supplies for the mission.

Special Missionary stamps were issued by the county. Some had lottery tickets affixed to them. Others included tickets to concerts or sales items for things about the county. LOL


BINKEL'S STAMP BYRN POSTER STAMP
with authorized cancel
2016
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist





BINKEL COUNTY MISSIONARY STAMP COVER
with Sam's Liquor Store voucher in the selvage
Scarabeus Binkel Rescue Mission poster stamp tied to cover
2016
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist




BINKEL'S STAMP BYRN POSTER STAMPS
with postal cancels
2016
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist




BINKEL COUNTY MISSIONARY COVER
sent by paquebot from the S.S.Scarabeus
2016
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist




BINKEL'S STAMP BYRN POSTER STAMPS
with postal cancels
2016
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist


BINKEL'S STAMP BYRN POSTER STAMPS
with cancel from obverse of cover
2016
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist



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Sunday, July 30, 2017

FANTASY STAMP COVERS FROM THE BAR ISLES/ Cinderella Stamps and Cancellations by Eric Whollem/




THE BAR ISLES
Tobono Local Post Cover
1910/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist



THE BAR ISLES
Governor Tarrock stamps on cover out of Kanardi
1867/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist



THE BAR ISLES
Advertising cover for Nancy's Beach Pharmaceuticals
Bombo cancel
1899/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist



THE BAR ISLES
Governor Tarrock's wife on stamps
with postage due in Port Bilgo, Dogoland
1889/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist



THE BAR ISLES
advertising cover for Waratungi Native Pickle Outlet
to Hermie's Pickle Farm in Wackasput
1911/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist



THE BAR ISLES
horticultural cover
1910/ 2017
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist




THE BAR ISLES
postal note cover
1912/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist


BELOW IS A SAMPLE US COVER SHOWING THE USE OF  A POSTAL NOTE FOR POSTAGE:



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Friday, July 21, 2017

PIRATE STAMP COVERS FROM ROTTER'S PIT AND KLOP'S ISLE/ Salvaged Mail by Eric Whollem/ 'Sea Damage'




ROTTER'S PIT
Salvaged Mail with Sea Damage
1899/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist


LES ETATS BARBARU

Les Etats Barbaru is a federation of pirate nations off along the coast of West Merreminde. Rotter's Pit is a small autonomous republic to the east of Klop's Isle.

The cover  you see above was salvaged from the wreck of the postal transport ship out of  Besmooth. LOL The cover below shows the ink stains from the letter within. The blue cancels are designed from old insignias of the Barbaru region. LOL

Member states of Les Etats Barbaru include Klop's Isle, Skag Dog Republic, Rotter's Pit, Mukka Republic and Pelly's Nest. LOL [Those familiar with earth history may recognize Barbaru as a faux take off on 'Barbarun' or 'Barbary,' which are how the historically sensitive folk of that planet designate what more properly, by Amphoran standards, is known as the Barbaru Coast, a region 'first explored' by Scarabeus Binkel, but in actually colonized many centuries earlier by the multifarious indigenous peoples of West Merreminde.]

After the fall of the Binklish Empire, many crew members of Binkel's realm joined the pirates of the Barbaru Coast. LOL





KLOP'S ISLE
Salvaged Mail with 'Sea Damage'
1899/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist



FRANCOIS DUCAT

Ducat was a well known French-Turkish pirate of old. The brown cameo cachet to the lower right hand of this cover is a historical image of an Italian-Turkish pirate, Ulluj Ali.




KLOP'S ISLE
Paquebot Mail from the Al Hurra Paquebot Company
1899/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist



TURKISH PIRATES

Kiklop Ada is an island enclave of Turkish pirates, The female pirate Saddiya Al Hurra is the leader of the pirates of Kiklop Ada. Seen on the stamp to the lower right is the famous Barbarossa.

Onceliki Posta means 'priority mail' in Turkish.

Klop's Isle is the popular (Anglicized) pirate rendition of the name Kiklop Ada, which means Isle of the Cyclops.


VIEW MORE STAMPS OF THE BARBARU  COAST:

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Sarfeathe Island Prehistoric Animal Stamp Covers by Eric Whollem/ PRIVATEER MAIL/ Fantasy First Flight and Paquebot Mail



SARFEATHE ISLAND/ PALLID ISLE PAQUEBOT
'Detained for Fumigation'
1888/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist


FUMIGATED MAIL OF THE SARFEATHE ISLANDS

Jungle rot, but more importantly the spread of toxic bacteria from the prehistoric animals who inhabit the Sarfeathe Islands, has resulted in a number of interesting classic covers with health warnings. LOL

Various aerial saurians and some curious supposedly extinct mammals are among the fauna known to dwell on these benighted rocks. LOL




SARFEATHE ISLAND STAMP COVER/ OBVERSE
'Detained for Fumigation'
1888/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist




SARFEATHE ISLAND FIRST FLIGHT SERVICE
for The Sarfeathean Ramphorhyncus, or the Sarfeathean 'Pigeon'
'Bad Bite Damage
1922/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist


THE SAD STORY OF THE SARFEATHEAN 'PIGEON,' THE RAMPHORHYNCUS

The postmaster of the Sarfeathe Islands, developed the curious idea of utilizing a prehistoric relative of the pterodactyl to deliver the mail of the islands.

Unfortunately it was discovered that the beast was wont to eat the mail. LOL

This resulted in a huge setback to the efforts of the central government to develop tourism. LOL



SARFEATHE ISLAND FUMIGATED MAIL
'Jungle Rot Damage/ Handle at Your Own Risk'
1867/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist




SARFEATHE ISLAND COVER/ Hunter's Paradise
 Received in Arkonia
1867/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist



SARFEATHE ISLAND COVER/  Captain's Rest Museum
 Priority Mail
1922/ 2017 LOL
Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist



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Sunday, July 16, 2017

VIRTUAL STAMP PACKETS/ Digital Stamp Collage Art by Eric Whollem/ CINDERELLA STAMPS


NEW WEST DIGBYLAND PIRATE STAMP PACKET
Capting Jonah Digby's Stamp Company
2017
Eric Whollem
virtual stamp packet
copyright by the artist 


VIRTUAL STAMP PACKETS

A virtual stamp packet I define as a packet that has no physical existence, being an example of digital art.

Most of the stamps you see here are created out of vintage graphics, with the exception of the mermaid stamps of Minnemer, which are based on my drawings. And also  the stamps of Xawar show examples of my own ceramic creations.



GROT EUBIA STAMP PACKET
Agnominon Stamp Exports
2017
Eric Whollem
virtual stamp packet
copyright by the artist



MINNEMER MERMAID STAMP PACKET
Salt Head Stamp Company
2017
Eric Whollem
virtual stamp packet
copyright by the artist





WAHMIA ALBARID STAMP PACKET
Sheik Zababba McBink's Stamp Packet Service
2017
Eric Whollem
virtual stamp packet
copyright by the artist 

SOME NEW SAND DUNE FANTASY STAMPS

Scarabia is the name of a fantasy Muslim sheikdom that I invented when describing the adventures of Scarabeus Binkel, a rogue stamp purveyor who established an empire for a time along the Barbaru Coast. LOL

After the collapse of the Binklish Empire, the local inhabitants went their own ways. Sheik Zababba used to be a shipmate of Mr. Binkel, but decided to make his way as a stamp dealer, selling bogus stamps to unsuspecting philatelists. To avoid trouble, he sometimes would describe his productions as 'artistamps' or 'cinderella stamps.'  LOL

The Duun Al Saandi stamp packet below is another example of his handiwork. LOL Other similar nation states, such as Al Tazwir,  were created by Shiek Zababba, but none of these have yet seen virtual stamp packets. etc. LOL


GRAND DUCHY OF GUGUWUPH CLASSIC STAMP PACKET
Wippysnap Stamp Distributors Ltd.
2017
Eric Whollem
virtual stamp packet
copyright by the artist



DUUN AL SAANDI STAMP PACKET
Sheik Zababba McBink's Stamp Packet Service
2017
Eric Whollem
virtual stamp packet
copyright by the artist




XAWAR CHARITY MISSION STAMP PACKET
Trekdog Darriple Stamp Packets, Ltd.
2017
Eric Whollem
virtual stamp packet
copyright by the artist





CABO APSARII STAMP PACKET
Marinessan Egintza Esportazioak
2017
Eric Whollem
virtual stamp packet
copyright by the artist




DOGOLAND MISSIONARY STAMP MIXTURE PACKET
Smorkrog Bilgo Stamp Approval Services
2017
Eric Whollem
virtual stamp packet
copyright by the artist

SEE MORE VIRTUAL STAMP PACKETS:




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