Canada #1350v,vi 25c Sakatoon Berry, 1991-1998 Fruit & Flag Definitive Issue, a VFNH Block of 8 of the Ashton Potter Canada Printing Showing Both the "Blue Thread", and "Rose Thorn" Varieties

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A VFNH top sheet margin block of 8 of the 25c Saskatoon Berry Ashton Potter Canada 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).

    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 this block as singles at $7.50 for VFNH. This block, and the others offered in the sale establish that these varieties can be found in the same sheet, but will not always occur together on the same sheet. The block offered here grades 75 as follows:

    Centering/Margins 45/70

    Paper freshness: 5/5

    Colour: 5/5

    Impression: 5/5

    Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

    Perforations: 10/10