Canada #1194-1194C 37c-40c Canadian Flag & Parliament Buildings 1988-1991 Wildlife and Architecture Issue, a VFNH Set of Coil Pairs, All on DF/DF Peterborough Paper, Plus a Pair on DF/DF-fl Paper

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A VFNH set of coil pairs, being the 39c & 40c Canadian flag and 37c & 38c Parliament buildings stamps from the 1988-1991 Wildlife and Architecture Issue. Four pairs are on the DF/DF Peterborough paper, which is the standard paper for these coil issues, and one pair is on an unlisted variation of the Peterborough paper, which is DF/DF-fl, appearing almost low fluorescent on the back.  

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 pairs at $15 for VFNH. The pairs offered here grade between 75, and 80 as follows:

Centering/Margins 45/70 and 50/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10