Canada #1180 80c Peary Caribou 1988-1991 Wildlife and Architecture Issue, a VFNH Matched Set of Inscription Blocks on DF/DF Peterborough Paper
A VFNH matched set of inscription blocks of the 80c multicolored Peary Caribou stamp from the 1988-1991 Wildlife and Architecture Issue, printed on DF/DF Peterborough paper with a perf of 13.1. There is a small amount of gum disturbance in the selvedge of the upper right block, but the stamps are all NH.
In 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 blocks at $50 for VFNH. The blocks offered here grade 80 as follows:
Paper freshness: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5