Friday, August 30, 2019

The world of Mujand (fantasy notes) - 02 : Evshlohogi Islands

Another territory on the Novarthica continent, is a group of Islands, called the Evshlohogi Islands.
It consists of 5 islands in the South East of the continent.

This set uses the Blissdale Naïve numbering system.
There are only Foduzi notes in the set (thus, 4 notes), and the design is very pleasing.
The currency is 'Dubre' and the notes are printed on polymere paper.
At the front, we see 4 rulers of the Evshlohogi Islands :
The Fetzia note (5) depicts Queen Esmi Arccrm, the Tetzia (10) note shows Princess Zia Arccrm, the Deutetfetzia (25) note has a portrait of Princess Iza Arccrm, and finally on the Fetetzia note (50), we see Princess Azi Arccrm.

The reverse side of the notes are a bit weird at first.
reverse side of 5 - Fetzi Dubre
But putting the 4 notes together, a beautiful design appears...
Similar to the Greek mythology, where Atlas is holding the sky vault (and not the Earth, as some people might think), a person is holding the Blissdane Naïve world.
On the 25 dubre-note, we see the head of 'Atlas' and the 5 Islands of Evshlohogi.
Reverse side of the 4 Evshlohogi notes
These notes are numbered as note 101 to 104 (4 notes).
The notes are only valid on the Evshlohogi Islands, not on Earth.

to be continued...

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The world of Mujand (fantasy notes) - 01 b : Mujand Republic

On the reverse side of the Mujand - notes, we see the same design every time.
back of Mujand-notes
Some interesting items are indicated below :
back of Mujand-notes detail
At first, a 'general warning' is mentionned, that the note is for collection and admiration only. (1)
general information regarding collecting
Each note has in the top corner, the initials of the writer on the front. For the 5 Zilchy-note it's EAP (Edgar Allen Poe). (2)
(3) For each note, there is a new number. As there are diffent numbers on the notes that I will present later, I presume they indicate the number of the issued note in general.
This series goes from 001 to 009.

Finally (4) each denomination has a value in 4 digits, the 4 th/last (is large) the 3rd/second last is smaller, the 2nd is smaler then the previous one, and the first is the smallest.
4 different values in numbers
This set is called the A-series (banknotes 1 to 9)

to be continued ...

Monday, August 19, 2019

The world of Mujand (fantasy notes) - 01 a : Mujand Republic

We start in the North West, with the first continent : Novartica.
Novartica on Mujand Naïve
 The largest territory on the Novartica continent, is the Mujand Republic.
Mujand repubic on Novartica
"On Blissdane Naïve’s rich surface the Mujand Republic is the planet's economic and political power. It is the undeclared empire of the planet and is the frequent target of vicious verbal slings and arrows but is always there to save other countries from economic or political brinks of calamity."

The bank of Zilchy issued a set of 9 notes, in honour of Early American Writers.
The denominations are 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 5000 Zilchy.
This series of notes were issued in 2013.

We see in order : Edgar Allan Poe (5); Henry David Thoreau (10); Nathaniel Hawthorne (25);

 Oliver Wendell Holmes (50); Harriet Beecher Stowe (100); Washington Irving (200)


 James Lowell (500); James Fenimore Cooper (1000) and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (5000)

to be continued ...

Sunday, August 18, 2019

The world of Mujand (fantasy notes) - 00 Introduction

In the following series of articles, I will lead you to the fantastic / fantasy world of Mujand.
Mujand is the sun of a 9-planet solar system. Only one planet, Blissdane Naive is inhabited.


"It's a world where the fantastic is common and time has become yesterday, today and tomorrow... all at once.
What may appear true today, changes within years, months, days, or hours. No one is sure. A time anomaly has hit Blissdane Naive and no one was aware or prepared until the past, present and future became in doubt. It's a mystery yet to be solved."

The planet Blissdane Naive, has 5 continents, starting from NW, clockwise to NE, SE ending SW:
Novarthica, Lothandizia, Kolmalia, Ervessia and Asmatu.
Each continent has several countries, and of course, each country or territory has it's own banknotes.
And that's what it's all about, isn't it.

Blissdane Naive has only one language, which makes it easier to navigate through the banknotes of each country or territory.
Luckily for us, the numbers used on the notes are arabic (Earth) numbers.

1 - Unzi
2 - Deutzi
3 - Trezi
4 - Foduzi
5 - Fetzia
6 - Sezi
7 - Sevzi
8 - Octzi
9 - Nenzi
10 - Tetzia
20 - Deutetzia
30 - Tretetzia
40 - Fodetzia
50 – Fetetzia
60 - Seztetzia
70 - Sevtetzia
80 - Octetzia
90 - Nentetzia
100 – Hedretzia
200 - Deuhedretzia
300 - Trehedretzia
400 - Fodhedretzia
500 - Fethedretzia
600 - Sezhedretzia
700 - Sevhedretzia
800 - Octhedretzia
900 - Nenhedretzia
1000 - Unmilzia
2000 - Deumilzia
5000 - Fetmilzia
10000 - Tetmilzia
20000 - Duetetmilzia
25000 - Deutetfetmilzia
50000 - Fetetmilzia
100000 - Unhedretmilzia
200000 - Duhedretmilzia
500000 - Fethedretmilzia
1000000 - Unzimiyon

For the entire numbering system, you can check the link :
https://www.mujand.com/denominations.html

In the following post, I will present you the different countries, and territories, that issue notes.
Please beware that these notes are only valid in the Mujand solar system, and can not be used on Earth, unless among fan(t)a(s)tic collectors like me...

to be continued ...

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Theme : Zodiac signs 16

This post can be considered as controversial, as I am presenting today a set of 'stamps' from Ajman.
Ajman is the smallest of the 7 states within the United Arab Emirates.

map of the United Arab Emirates - source Wikipedia
Ajman issued - officially recognised - stamps in 1964 an 1965. All later issues are to be considered as private issues, or at least not recognised issues.
On top of that, most of Ajmani stamps are CTO, there are numerous variations with unperforated versions, colour (mis-)prints, gold foil prints and so on....

Even after the unification with the other sultanats, Ajman (and the other Emirates) kept on issuing those colourful pagefillers. A fun thing for youngsters to collect, but a no-go for real collectors.
On official exhibitions, you even loose points if Ajman items appear in any official collection.

Yet I'm offering you a set today with 12 st... err.. items on my Zodiac topic collection.

12 Ajman issues on Zodiac signs
For those who like this, or those who cannot throw anything away like me :-)

more, and better to follow....