Canada #1160iii 10c Skunk 1988-1991 Wildlife and Architecture Issue, a VFNH Single on NF/DF Slater Paper, Perf. 13.1 x 12.8 Showing the "Odourless Skunk" Variety

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A VFNH single of the 10c skunk from the 1988-1991 Wildlife and Architecture Issue, printed on NF/DF slater paper, showing the "odourless skunk" variety, and perf. 13.1 x 12.8. Unitrade lists the variety as occurring on the common perf. 13.1 x 13.6, but does not list it in the scarcer perf.  

On this issue paper fluorescence has been completely ignored because the perception is that all the stamps are on dull paper. However, this is a bit of an oversimplification, as the pictures of some of the low value stamps will show. While it is true that the coated Slater, Harrison, Rolland and Peterborough papers are generally dull on the face, or non-fluorescent on the face, stamps on Coated Papers Paper are truly "dead" on the face most of the time and are much darker under UV than the stamps on any other paper. On the back, the papers vary from NF which is quite greyish to DF cream to a very light low fluorescence on some of the Harrison papers. 

Unitrade does not list this variety, in this perf but lists it in the more common perf at $25. The stamp offered here grades 75 as follows:

Centering/Margins 45/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10

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