To cap off the year’s media preview, the long awaited Wild Orchids State Definitive was previewed this morning. The date of sale is on 04 December 2018. Recall that the Orchid National Definitive was issued on 21 February 2017.
Here are the technical details:
The Wild Orchids are found in Peninsular Malaysia with only the 30 sen Phalus subtrilobus and 40 sen Dendrobium macrophyllum var. ternatense are found in Mount Kinabalu.
The Wild Orchids featured are:
- 5 sen: Bulbophyllum virescens (Bulbophyllum Orchid)
- 10 sen: Corybas carinatus (Helmet Orchid)
- 20 sen: Vanill a griffithii (Vanilla Orchid)
- 30 sen: Phaius subtrilobus (Almost Three Lobed Phalus)
- 40 sen: Dendrobium macrophyllum var. ternatense (Large-leaved Dendrobium)
- 50 sen: Aneotochilus reinwardtii (Jewel Orchid)
I need you to take down notes as you read as it is a bit complicated. Let’s start off with the quantities:
- Perforated Miniature Sheets of RM 1.55: 20,000 pieces for EACH state design
- Imperforated Miniature Sheets of RM 5.00: 17,000 pieces for EACH state design
- Empty folders of RM 8.00: 1,600 pieces
- Blank envelopes of 50 sen: 30,000 pieces
Based on the quantities, it is quite moderate. Here are the visuals:
The folder is a special design with 2 pockets to keep all the 14 MS FDC x 2 types and 4 plastic sleeves to keep the MS in an overlapping row.
Here are the Pos Malaysia sales arrangements:
A. SODA Members:
- FDC: Only Kuala Lumpur cancellation on perforated MS
- Mint: 14 states perforated MS
B. SODA Order Form or Eziemall:
- Perforated MS FDC with matching cancellations
- Imperforate MS FDC with matching cancellations
C. Counter (Philatelic Bureau HQ and Branches):
- FDC: Only your state Philatelic Bureau cancellation
- Mint: Perforated and Imperforated MS in a set of 14 states
- Mint loose: Your own state MS will be offered
Normal Post Offices: 14 mint MS (perforated) in a set
So, on that day, do inform me what is the actual arrangement.
The other good news is the designer, Mr KY Lim, Reign Associates is expected to come and autograph the products.
Foreign orders for MINT complete sets are accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org and will be supplied on a paid basis. Order will be refunded if the issue is cancelled or sold out.