Canada #1296var 78c Multicoloured, Children of the Raven, 1990 Christmas Issue, a VFNH UR Inscription Block Showing Unlisted Varieties on Two Stamps

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A well centered VFNH inscription block of the 78c Children of the Raven stamp from the 1990 Christmas issue, with two stamps in the block showing unlisted varieties. These may or may not be constant or semi-constant. The varieties are:

  • On the upper right stamp, being position 5, a large white line above the "8"
  • On the lower left stamp, a large bite on the cheek of the lowest child.

Printed on NF/DF Harrison paper. 

Unitrade does not list these varieties, but my estimate of the value is $15.  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