Canada #1350v,vi 2c Wild Strawberry, 1991-1998 Fruit & Flag Definitive Issue, Two VFNH Blocks of 8 of the CBN Printing on Coated Papers Paper Showing Both the "Blue Thread", and "Rose Thorn" Varieties

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A VFNH top sheet margin block of 8 of the 2c wild strawberry CBN Coated Papers paper printing from the 1991-1998 Fruit and Flag Definitive Issue, showing the "blue thread" variety in the lower left stamp of the first column (column 5 in the sheet) and the "rose-thorn" variety on the lower right stamp in the last column (column 8 of the sheet). Also a second block which only shows the blue thread variety and not the rose thorn variety, from a different sheet. 

    These are very small varieties, but the blue thread is a blue "s" shaped line that appears just to the left of the "C" of Canada, The rose thorn variety is a small black arc that crosses the stem of the middle berry. 

    Unitrade lists these blocks as singles at $12.25 for VFNH. These blocks establish that these varieties can be found in the same sheet, but will not always occur together on the same sheet. The blocks offered here grades 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