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The 4c Seaway Lock Stamp of the 1967-1973 Centennial Issue Part Three

The 4c Seaway Lock Stamp of the 1967-1973 Centennial Issue Part Three

This post explores all aspects of the booklet stamps, coil stamps and the cello-paq stamps of the 4c Seaway Lock stamp from the 1967-1973 Centennial Issue of Canada. The paper, shade and gum varieties are all examined for each major category, as are all the spacing and paste up varieties on the coils.
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The 4c Seaway Lock Stamp of the 1967-1973 Centennial Issue Part Two

The 4c Seaway Lock Stamp of the 1967-1973 Centennial Issue Part Two

This post explores all aspects of the 4c Seaway Lock stamp of the 1967-1973 Centennial Issue of Canada. Specifically covered are the differences between the Winnipeg and Ottawa tagging, the paper varieties, gum differences, shade varieties perforations as well as an interesting offset error that I have discovered on the Ottawa tagged printings. 
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    The 2c Pacific Coast Totem Pole Stamp of the 1967-73 Centennial Issue Part Two

    The 2c Pacific Coast Totem Pole Stamp of the 1967-73 Centennial Issue Part Two

    Today's post explores all aspects of the tagged 2c Pacific Coast Totem Pole sheet stamps of the 1967-1973 Centennial Issue of Canada. In this post, I review the differences between the Winnipeg and Ottawa tagging, the spacing between tagging bars, the width of tagging bars and the configuration of the tagging  on sheets. Paper, gum and shade differences are also covered.
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    The 1c Brown Northern Lights and Dogsled Stamp of the 1967-1973 Centennial Issue - Part Four

    The 1c Brown Northern Lights and Dogsled Stamp of the 1967-1973 Centennial Issue - Part Four

    This post explores all aspects of the 1c booklet stamps that are perforated 12.5 x 12, which the BABN printed and included in all 25c, 50c and $1 booklets issued from 1971-1973. The usual shade, paper and gum differences are discussed in detail, and the post ends with a sorting algorithm that you can use to sort both mint and used singles with reliable accuracy. 
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