Philosateleia
Kevin Blackston
PO Box 17544
San Antonio TX 78217-0544
United States of America

Aerican Empire micronation issues first stamps

Although most private local posts have their own stamps, Philosateleian Post being among them, it seems a little less common to run across a micronation with its own “postage.” Even less common still is a micronation that has existed for nearly 30 years, but is only now getting around to issuing its first stamps.

Such a description, however, fits the Aerican Empire. The brainchild of Eric L., the project claims territory on Earth, Mars, and even an imaginary planet or two. Considering that its lands on Earth are generally recognized as belonging to existing countries, and its lands on other planets are generally inaccessible—or, in the case of imaginary planets, non-existent—we can only conclude that the participants don’t take themselves too seriously.

But back to stamps. The Aerican Empire in April issued its first stamps, which picture the Aerican flag. Victor M., who was involved in the production of the stamps, was kind enough to send a cover bearing one of the new stamps.

Cover bearing a copy of the Aerican Empire's flag stamp
Aerican Empire flag cover

Here’s a closeup of the stamp itself.

Aerican Empire's stamp picturing flag with red and white vertical bars and smiley face
Aerican Empire flag stamp

This cover is a delightful example of the intersection of local posts and micronations. You can have either without the other, but having both in one place is quite nice indeed!

In his mailing, Victor also included an Aerican postcard and a couple of CTO copies of the new stamp. I don’t want to hog all the goodies for myself, so…if you’re the first reader to comment here and say you would like an Aerican Empire stamp, I’ll send one of the CTO copies to you at no charge. (And after commenting, please be sure to send your address to me so I know where to send the stamp.)

Published 2015-05-28

Comments

Timur (2020-03-22 14:40):

Hello! More than 4 years have passed, but maybe I can get such a postage stamp?

Micronation is a very interesting phenomenon in the modern world, thanks to which collectors of coins and postage stamps receive many unusual items.

Kevin Blackston (2020-03-26 21:49):

Visit the Aerican Empire Post site at https://aericanempirepost.wordpress.com/ for information about acquiring their stamps.

Timur (2020-03-28 15:51):

Thank you Kevin!

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