Canada #1183 $5 Bonsecours Market 1988-1991 Wildlife and Architecture Issue, a VFNH LL Plate 1 Block on DF/DF Peterborough Paper

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A VFNH lower left plate 1 block of the $5 Bonsecours Market stamp from the 1988-1991 Wildlife and Architecture Issue, on DF/DF Peterborough paper.

The Printings differ according to (1) whether the columns in the dome are light or dark in colour and (2) the intensity of the grey black in the roofline. On the plate 1 printing, the columns are light in colour and the roofline is a grey to grey black. 

    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 this block at $50 for VFNH. The block offered here grades 80 as follows:

    Centering/Margins 50/70

    Paper freshness: 5/5

    Colour: 5/5

    Impression: 5/5

    Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

    Perforations: 10/10