1968, 13 May
Printer: Format International Security Printers, Ltd.
Designer: Victor Whiteley
Sheet size: 4 x 4, plus border on two sides and sheets of the individual stamps - 5 x 5
- This set of the eight values of the flowers originally had a small portion of the left border attached to it. The border had been cut with scissors, similar to the illustration below. The set is also Canceled To Order with no date in the cancelation.
- A complete sheet of the stamps that appears to have had the border cut off on the left and the bottom. The announcement for the set does not mention a decorative border as there was for the earlier Butterfly set (5 February 1968 and the later Fish set (It is Canceled To Order, with no date. I have seen several of these sheets cut like this
- The stamps were also printed in sheets of 15 with five of each stamp printed horizontally. It is a very odd combination as there were eight different stamps in the full set, which meant two such sheets would mean six different designs, but then the two additional stamps would have to be printed. I have no idea what the layout would have been for the two remaining stamps. The sheet is Canceled To Order with no date in the cancelation. The perforation is the normal for this issue.
- A rare imperforate proof that also includes the CTO markings that does not include a date. Note that it has not been cut to size, nor does it include the fancey border found on the issued sheets. This is a proof of the sheets and is from the archives of the printing firm.