Clobstovfian Clefs du Pays

For a nation to exist, it must have formulated the various trappings of sovereignty. For example, each new country must have a seal; a mark to place on its currency; documents of incorporation. Indeed, Clobstovfia possesses all the elements, thus...


The Great Seal of Clobstovfia (Clobstofia)

The Great Seal shown above is a rubbing from the original brass carving. The original was affixed to the Legal Agreement and is an inseparable part thereof. However, the Administrators would permit its likeness to be used on any manner of official national document. We must thank the Clobstovfian Administrators for opening their archives to your here-attendant web-master to obtain the rubbing from what is indeed a singular and historic relic.


The Great Frank of Clobstovfian Finance

The Clobstovfian Frank conferred upon a duly-authorized fiduciary instrument the power of currency. It was this mark that conveyed the full faith and credit of the Clobstovfian Administration to any transaction, security, note, specie, or stock certificate issued. At its peak, the assurance was worth well in excess of $7.00 U.S. Currency in the table below, was minted in a fixed quantity of approximately 400 Napa. The Napa's value, therefore, was approximately 1/400th the instantaneous value of the Treasury.

Clobstovfian Specie, Name, Composition, Value in Napa
Corse Aluminum 20
Bince Lead Foil 25
Crystobar Ammonium Phosphate Crystal (large)

(Note: water soluble and very fragile)

35
Alban (or King's Corse) Copper 50
Altamont Bronze 75
Konyeh Cadmium 100
Baxti (a new issue) Brass 15






Clobstovfian Specie (1966 proof set and commemorative banknote)


Frontispiece of the Legal Agreement founding Clobstovfia and the 'Llombic Lease. This tome codified the custodial arrangement whereby the Administrators would assure the 'Llombic Lessors a comfortable homeland for a monthly consideration which offset the considerable costs of maintaining an entire micronation. In addition to the details of the 'Llombic perpetual tenancy, the document spelled out the generous tolerance for chemical experimentation to be granted to Clivont Garde Industries, who also paid a considerable sum to keep up a reserve against future liability for toxic aftereffects.
The Clobstovfian Administrators would return to the Clobstovfian Treasury (to back the Napa, the national currency) whatever profit remained after operating expenses and modest personal expenses, such as carbonated beverages, Mallo bars, chip dip, and pizza. The Administrators had the power to remove any and all funds from the Clobstovfian Treasury and replace them with a promissory note, which could be repaid in U.S. currency, or in holdings of the Napa currency. Administrator's salaries were paid in Napa, which at times would have no exchange value when the Treasury was fully evacuated. The best financial position was to have earned, as salary, all Napa in circulation, while at the same time removing all U.S. funds from the Treasury; the Napa could be paid back, settling the debt legally and finally. However, this did leave the Treasury devoid of funds. It was at these times when the Agreement was often amended to increase the rentals.

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