Canada #1768 95c Multicoloured, 1999 Year of the Rabbit Issue, A VF Used Example of the Souvenir Sheet

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A VF used example of the 95c multicoloured souvenir sheet from the 1999 Year of the Rabbit Issue. 

Postmarked with a June 8, 1996 Victoria BC parcel cancel. Full gum, as this would have been used by a stamp dealer in Victoria to mail a parcel (Weeda Stamps had not yet moved to Victoria at that time and was still in Vancouver). It was, and still is customary for stamp dealers to have the PO cancel booklets and souvenir sheets that are being used for mailings and then seal the cancelled items onto the outside of the parcel in order to evidence payment and at the same time protect from damage, so the presence of gum does not necessarily indicate non-postal use. The date places this reasonably in period. 

Unitrade values this sheet at $2.75 for fine used, but in-period use is hard to find. The souvenir sheet offered here grades 80 as follows:

Margins/centering: 40/60

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Pane edges: 10/10 

Cancellation: 10/10