Canada #1292d 39c Multicoloured, 1990 Legendary Creatures Issue, a Rare VFNH Plate Block of the Scarce Perf, 12.5 x 12

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A rare, well centered and VFNH upper left inscription block of the 39c multicoloured 1990 Legendary Creatures Issue, with the rare perf. 12.5 x 12 on the dull fluorescent Peterborough paper.

This issue was one of a few printed in the 1990's that exists in two perforations: a common perf, which in this case is 12.5 x 13.3, and a rare perf, which in this case is 12.5 x 12. Normally, the rare perf would command a premium for the single stamps and both the se-tenant block and the inscription plate blocks would be worth a small premium over the 4 singles. However, in the case of this issue, most of the better perforation were used to produce souvenir cards and were split up to do this. The result was that inscription blocks of this perf, are noted in Unitrade as being very rare, and worth $425.

The block offered here grades 80 as follows:

Margins/centering: 50/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10