Canada #1181 $1 Runnymede Library 1988-1991 Wildlife and Architecture Issue, a VFNH Matched Set of Plate 1 Blocks on DF/DF Harrison Paper
A VFNH matched set of plate 1 blocks of the $1 Runnymede Library from the 1988-1991 Wildlife and Architecture Issue, printed on DF/DF Harrison paper.
The Printings differ according to (1) the fluorescence of the paper on the back, (2) whether the tan bricks are dotted or solid, (3) whether the header above the door has squared or rounded ends, (4) the colour of the inscription and (5) the colour of the roof. This block has the black roof, dotted bricks, squared door header and black inscription.
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 the $1 stamps will show. While it is true that the Harrison paper is dull on the face, or non-fluorescent on the face, stamps on this paper can be found with low and medium fluorescence on the back.
Unitrade lists these blocks at $40 in VFNH. The blocks offered here grade between 75 and 80 as follows:
Centering/Margins 45/70 and 50/70
Paper freshness: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5