A selection of 20 different labels issued under the State of Oman name in the 1970s.
The picture gives an example of the quality and variety of stamps featured, but each individual selection varies in the exact stamps that it includes. If you buy multiple packets you can be confident that nearly all the stamps you get WILL be different.
Cancelled-to-order (CTO) condition (see our glossary page for an explanation of what CTO means).
About State of Oman
Not to be confused with stamps from the “Sultanate of Oman” – which is a real country, with UPU-recognised stamp issues – labels inscribed “State of Oman” are fantasy or bogus issues, and therefore Cinderellas, with a similar backstory to those produced for Dhufar.
The complicated political picture in Oman at the start of the 1970s – as explained in an excellent article by the Oman Philatelic Network – provides a plausible context for a genuine postal use. However, the reality is that State of Oman stamps – like those of Dhufar, as well as Eynhallow, Nagaland and Staffa, among others – were the work of controversial English stamp dealer Clive Feigenbaum.