Canada #1184-1190 1c-40c Canadian Flag & Parliament Buildings 1988-1991 Wildlife and Architecture Issue, a VFNH Specialized Group of 12 Booklet Stamps Being All Listed Varieties

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A VFNH specialized grouping of 12 stamps, being the 1c, 5c, 39c & 40c Canadian flag and 6c, 37c & 38c Parliament buildings booklet stamps from the 1988-1991 Wildlife and Architecture Issue. All listed perforations and papers are present. 

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 these stamps at $48.05 for VFNH. The stamps offered here grade between 75 and 84 as follows:

Centering/Margins 45/70, 50/70 and 54/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10