Canada #1354vi, 10c Kinnikinnick, 1991-1998 Fruit & Flag Definitive Issue, a VFNH Top Sheet Margin Block of 8 of the CBN Printing on Coated Papers Paper, Showing Only the "Blue Thread" Variety

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A VFNH top sheet margin block of 8 of the 10c Kinnikinnick CBN Coated Papers printing from the 1991-1998 Fruit and Flag Definitive Issue, showing only the "blue thread" variety on the LL stamp, and not any "rose thorn" variety on the LR stamp.

    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 line that appears across the vein of the top leaf in the right sprig.  

    Unitrade lists this block as singles at $4.75 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 84 as follows:

    Centering/Margins 54/70

    Paper freshness: 5/5

    Colour: 5/5

    Impression: 5/5

    Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

    Perforations: 10/10

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