Canada #1166i 39c Canadian Flag 1988-1991 Wildlife and Architecture Issue, Two VFNH Examples of the AP Printing, Each Showing 2 Different "Bird in Pink Cloud" Varieties
Two VFNH singles of the 39c Canadian Flag stamp from the 1988-1991 Wildlife and Architecture Issue, printed on Peterborough paper that is DF/LF, and perf. 13.6 x 13.1, from the AP printing. Each stamp shows a different "Bird in a pink cloud" flaw. According to John Jamieson's notes there are 21 different types of the variety.
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 these varieties, but Jamieson had them priced to sell at $22.50. The stamps offered here grade 84 as follows:
Paper freshness: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5