by Eric Whollem
copyright by the artist
One Feather Postage From the Country of the People
Maidem Kodom is my name for the 'postal system' that has issued
these faux postage stamps. Maidem Kodom means 'Country of the
People.' This postal system is, of course, an extenstion of my artistic
imagination and has no real connection to any tribal authority.
Poster stamps are stamps that are an advertisement for something.
These stamps are, of course, a promotion for my art. . . relating to
the public my interest in and interactions with the Concow Maidu
Indians of Mooretown Ridge in the Feather Falls area of Butte County,
Poster stamps began as a genre of stamps in the late 19th century and
were popular up until the 1940's. Stamp collectors categorize them as
a subvariety of 'cinderella stamps.'
Readers interested in my articles on Poster Stamps should check out this link:
My posts on the Maidu can be found here:
My general posts on Artistamps may be found on this link:
Artist stamps, artistamps, cinderella stamps, cyberstamps, fantasy stamps, faux postage, mail art, micronation stamps, poster stamps.