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Your 8 little Birds have turned this into an interesting topic.
For me, these items are Bogus.
Micronation is quite a loose term which is why it is not universally used. And let us not forget the term is relatively new [Circa 1970].
Mr Henderson did try to con the public and other higher echelons of the Postal world with his 'postage stamps'. For this reason they are bogus. Much like the stamps of Staffa, an Island that has been uninhabited since the 18th Century and yet still needs a Postal service !
Rev mentioned Lundy as being a Micronation. If the term had existed in the early 1920's when 'King' Harman purchaesd the Island, collectors would have been forgiven for thinking that it was just that. But it soom became clear that a real local post service was being operated and has to this day.
I once paid for another'King' who resides in a Sydney suburb to mail a letter for me in his local letter box. For this he printed stamps.
[Nice design though].
Bogus,Micronations,Locals and Fantasies are all intertwined and each and every one has their own ideas on what they mean.
Thanks Emperor Ray for this topic.