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...
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
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,
Value in Napa
||Ammonium Phosphate Crystal (large)
(Note: water soluble and very fragile)
|Alban (or King's Corse)
|Baxti (a new issue)
(1966 proof set and commemorative
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.
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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