A set of eight from 1969, produced under the ‘Nagaland’ name and depicting various species of butterfly.
Cancelled-to-order (CTO) condition (see our glossary page for an explanation of what CTO means).
Stamps ‘issued’ by Nagaland are considered Cinderellas, as while Nagaland is a real place (a state in India), stamps inscribed with that name were produced for sale to collectors by the colourful English stamp dealer Clive Feigenbaum, rather than for postal use.
As well as Nagaland, Feigenbaum created fantasy issues for places including Eynhallow and Dhufar, as well as for the Scottish island of Staffa (with the permission of the island’s owner). Still, while not ‘proper’ postage stamps, Nagaland issues are a collectable curiosity in their own right.