LINKS TO OTHER STAMP ISSUING AUTHORITIES
REPUBLIC OF PORT MARIA has many fine looking stamps and other interesting items. It has been Issuing stamps for many years and among its designs are many classic stamps. http://go.to/PortMaria
The OCCUSSI-AMBENO STAMP CATALOGUE is a great place to view stamps at http://change.to/oa
In Occussi Ambeno is the famous Government Printing Works. In the first days of the Land of Muggy stamp production designs were sent sthere and printed and you can view the Occussi Ambeno Government Printers homepage at http://www.angelfire.com/art/okusi/kdpn1.htm
They also have put up a page of the five Land of Muggy stamps that they have printed at this site:
It is worth a look and there is some real interesting information about how they were printing there.
In Occussi Ambeno is the famous Government Printing Works. In the first days of the Land of Muggy stamp production designs were sent there and printed and you can view the Occussi Ambeno Government Printers homepage atwhere they show a Land of Muggy stamp. http://www.geocities.com/kdpn2001
They also have put up a page of the five Land of Muggy stamps that they have printed at this site: http://www.angelfire.com/art/okusi/muggy1.htm
It is worth a look and there is some real interesting information about the Adana printing press there.
Here are some other sites of stamp issuing authorites.REPUBLIC OF RAOUL at http://travel.to/Raoul
FREE VINLAND at http://go.to/FreeVinland
Sedang at http://www.sedang.hm
and Liegerland at http://www.geocities.com/rlieg/
Kemp Land at http://fly.to/KempLand
This is an interesting country http://www.angelfire.com/country/mevu
The world of Fantasy Lands is known as the FifthWorld. Most of these lands belong to the I.C.I.S. This is a sort of United Nations of the FifhWorld. It co-ordinates and provides many services for its member lands. It is a Postal Union for the stamp producing authorites and fosters the design and printing of Philatelic items. The ICIS site is well worth going to as a starting off point to all these marvelous lands and their stamps. http://get.to/ICIS
Featured Site. The Shire Post is a great Fantasy Post, presenting a postal History of Tolkiens Middle-earth. There is also available the Official Postal Map of The Shire, and postage rates for the paper-and-ink mail that has an elaborate hobbit theme. Another thing interesting about this Shire site is the Shire coins. And how about this for an address to send to: Will Whitfoot, Postmaster Shire Post Central PO #1 Delving Street Waymoot, West Farthing.
Why is Cinderella Stamp Collecting becoming so popular?
The facts are that the locals, private posts, Fantasy Lands, Bogus Countries and even fraudulent stamps are the fastest growing areas of stamp collecting. Auction houses report high prices and are looking for rare and interesting issues. Collectors the world over are being advised to keep their eyes out for Cinderella stamps.
The term Cinderella was given to these none government issues to degrade their authenticity but collectors always kept these items in the back of their books- the back of book issues as they were called.
But the term has now become synonomous with unique topics and low numbers of issues. In short Cinderellas are poised to become the new collectables.
Their attraction is that they are diverse and not over issued. With the advent of more modern graphic imaging the producers of postage stamps simply churned out endless issues with mostly poor topics and graphics. Collectors have turned to stamps that they can collect at reasonable prices and attain the entire issues.
Collectors the world over now see that there are many other stamps they can collect. Stamp issues before this are now hotly desirable.
Stamps above: Port Vila
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