Eric Stanton POSTAGE STAMPS from KYRGYSTAN???
Eric Stanton POSTAGE STAMPS
Why the heck would a country issue postage stamps with the bizarre fetish illustrations of Eric Stanton on them? Especially a country called Krygyzstan??? I know there are some tough women over there, but really.
Well, for the same reason the United States issues commemorative stamps. To raise money. You see, every single postage stamp sold which goes into a collectors glassine packet instead of being put on an envelope makes a profit. Eric Stanton stamps are akin to the movie and Broadway play The Producers. They are a stamp the producer hopes no one will use! Designed to fail.
I GUESS these would actually carry mail….but only in Krgyzstan, which for Americans who can't even put their state capitol on a map…is shown below. It can be a little confusing, so here's the story. Kyrgyzstan (/kɜrɡɪˈstɑːn/ kur-gi-stahn; Kyrgyz: Кыргызстан (IPA: [qɯrʁɯsˈstɑn]); Russian: Киргизия), officially the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyz: Кыргыз Республикасы; Russian: Кыргызская Республика), is a country located in Central Asia.[ Landlocked and mountainous, Kyrgyzstan is bordered by Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the east. Its capital and largest city is Bishkek.
Those of you philatelist deviants can rush right over there and buy some for your collection, but bring enough Som (the currency of Kyrgyzstan.)
UPDATE! THANKFULLY, RADIO FREE EUROPE EXPOSES THE RUSE!
LINK IS HERE
Furthermore, it appears the Stanton Stamps are a product of organized crime, just like some of his original works from the 1950s and 1960s! STORY OF BOGUS STAMPS HERE