Canada #1165 38c Parliament Buildings 1988-1991 Wildlife and Architecture Issue, a VFNH LL Inscription Block on Unlisted NF/LF-fl Slater Paper
A very well centered and VFNH lower left inscription block of the 38c Parliament Buildings stamp from the 1988-1991 Wildlife and Architecture Issue, printed on the unlisted NF/LF-fl Slater paper. This paper is unlisted in Unitrade, but compared to other DF examples of the normal Slater paper, it appears LF-fl on the back.
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 lists the normal NF/DF block at $5 for VFNH. The block offered here grades 84 as follows:
Paper freshness: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5