Canada #1155/1161i 1c-25c Mammals 1988-1991 Wildlife and Architecture Issue, a VFNH Specialized Group of 19 Stamps, Different Papers
A VFNH specialized grouping of 19 stamps, being the 1c to 25c mammals from the 1988-1991 Wildlife and Architecture Issue. All listed stamps except for the perf. 13.1 x 12.8 on the 1c and 10c, and the odourless skunk are present. Included are several variations of the basic Slater and Coated papers, including a 2c on Slater paper with taggant residue on the stamp. There are also some shade variations in the intensity of the dark colors on the mammals.
On this issue paper fluorescence has been completely ignored because the perception is that all the stamps are on dull paper. However, this is a bit of an oversimplification, as the pictures of some of the low value stamps will show. While it is true that the coated Slater, Harrison, Rolland and Peterborough papers are generally dull on the face, or non-fluorescent on the face, stamps on Coated Papers Paper are truly "dead" on the face most of the time and are much darker under UV than the stamps on any other paper. On the back, the papers vary from NF which is quite greyish to DF cream to a very light low fluorescence on some of the Harrison papers.
Unitrade lists these stamps at $6.60 for VFNH. The stamps offered here grade between 80 and 84 as follows:
Centering/Margins 50/70 and 54/70
Paper freshness: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5