Wednesday, 10 May 2017
The Aerican Empire (conventionally referred to in short form as Aerica) is a micronation founded in May 1987, which has no sovereign territory of its own and has never been recognized by any other sovereign state as existing. The name is cultured from the term "American Empire". In 2000 The New York Times described its website as "one of the more imaginative" micronation sites.
Its members claim sovereignty over a vast disconnected territory, including a square kilometer of land in Australia, a house-sized area in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (containing the "Embassy to Everything Else"), several other areas of the Earth, a colony on Mars, the northern hemisphere of Pluto, and an imaginary planet.
Their flag is similar to the flag of Canada, with a large yellow smiley face instead of the red maple leaf in the white square (although the red rectangles on the sides have different side length ratios).
Aerican Empire Post and Philatelic Bureau handles the day-to-day interplanetary mail delivery operations of the Empire and its citizens while providing collectors with high quality philatelic items and services.
I received the envelope through Victor who runs the Empire Post and Philatelic Bureau. He put the stamps, the flag of the Aerican Empire and the issue for diplomatic relations between the Empire and the S.M.O.R.A., on the envelope and made sure it arrived in the Netherlands from Northern Plutopia in only eleven days. I hope that I can add more micronations to my collection in due time.
Website of the Aerican Empire Post and Philatelic Bureau: aericanempirepost.wordpress.com.
Date sent: 18 April 2017
Date postmark: 22 April 2017
Date received: 29 April 2017
Number of days: 11
Envelope in collection: 23