Canada #1183i $5 Bonsecours Market 1988-1991 Wildlife and Architecture Issue, a Fine NH Example of the Plate 2 Printing Showing Significant Misperf

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A fine NH example of the $5 Bonsecours Market stamp from the 1988-1991 Wildlife and Architecture Issue, on the NF/DF Coated Papers paper from plate 2, showing a significant leftward shift of the vertical perforations, resulting in the "5" of the inscription being very nearly obliterated.

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 2 printing the columns are deeper in colour and the roofline is a deep 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 does not list misperfs, but generally they sell for between $30 and $35. The stamp offered here grades 70 as follows:

    Centering/Margins 40/70

    Paper freshness: 5/5

    Colour: 5/5

    Impression: 5/5

    Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

    Perforations: 10/10