Canada #1349-1355ii 1c Blueberry - 25c Sasktatoon Berry, 1991-1998 Fruit & Flag Definitive Issue, A Nearly Complete Set of VFNH Inscription Pairs of All Printings Made

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A nearly complete VFNH set of mostly upper inscription pairs of the 1c blueberry through 25c Saskatoon Berry from the 1991-1998 Fruit and Flag Definitive Issue, being all four of the different printings made, which include:

  • Ashton Potter printing on Coated Papers Paper
  • CBN printing on Harrison paper
  • CBN printing on Coated Papers paper
  • Ashton Potter Canada printing on Coated papers paper

This set is only missing the Ashton Potter Canada printing of the 25c to be complete for all printings.  

The CBN, APC and AP printings on CPP paper can be distinguished by looking at the printing surface, when held at an angle to the light. AP printings will show very light ribbing on the surface, whereas CBN printings and APC printings will not. Generally the colours of the APC printings are slightly lighter and brighter than for the other two printers. 

Unitrade lists these pairs as singles at $15.90 for VFNH. The pairs offered here grade 80 and 84 as follows:

Centering/Margins 50/70 and 54/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10