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Caricatures (1973-77)
Updated Jan 3/06

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Background

A "caricature" design was used on a new set of low-value Prime Minister and first-class rate Queen Elizabeth stamps which made their debut on October 17, 1973.

The 9 different values produced over 40 major varieties, and many more if you include various levels of fluorescent papers.

Two of the sheet values (7c and 8c) were printed by two different printing firms: Canadian Bank Note Company and British American Bank Note Company. There are differences between the two printers (that are not noted in most catalogues).

All values were printed in panes of 100; 5 of the values appeared in booklets; the 2 first-class rate values (8c and 10c) were also issued in coils of 100 stamps.

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[ This is a "wide" table, by necessity - too many varieties! ]

  Sheet   Booklet   Precancelled   Coil
  CBN BABN   BABN   CBN   CBN
  12x12 1/2 12x12 1/2 13x13 1/3 Hi-brite Ribbed   12x
12 1/2
Ribbed   12x
121/2
Ribbed     Hi-brite
Low-value
1c Sir John A. Macdonald Oct 17/73 (pl 1)       x   Apr 10/74
Jan 17/75
Sep 1/76
x   73 x      
2c Sir Wilfred Laurier Oct 17/73 (pl 1)
76 (pl 2)
    x x   Sep 1/76              
3c Sir Robert Borden Oct 17/73 (pl 1)                 73        
4c William L. Mackenzie King Oct 17/73 (pl 1)     x x                  
5c Richard B. Bennett Oct 17/73 (pl 1)                 73        
6c Lester B. Pearson Oct 17/73 (pl 1)
76 (pl 2)
76 (pl 3)
    x x   Apr 10/74
Jan 17/75
x   73 x      
7c Louis St. Laurent Jan 77 (pl 2) Apr 8/74 (pl 1)                        
First-class Rate
8c Queen Elizabeth II Oct 17/73 (pl 1-2)
74 (pl 3)
Jul 74 (pl 4)
74 (pl 5)
Dec 76 (pl 7-8) Nov 76 (pl 6) x x   Apr 10/74
Jan 17/75
x   76     Apr 10/74 x
10c Queen Elizabeth II     Sep 1/76 (pl 1)
77 (pl 2)
x     Sep 1/76           Sep 1/76 x

The date shown is the date of issue of that specific variety. A "blank" means the item does not exist. An "x" or "(pl #)" indicates that that variety exists but a release date is not known.

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    7c Louis St. Laurent printing differences
    BABN The BABN printing appears to have a rougher surfaced paper and the tagging appears blotchy (ie. not solid).
    CBN The CBN printing has a smooth, "shinier" paper, the colour seems to have the appearance of being "toned down", and the tagging is "solid". From the back of the stamp, the 'Canada 7' appears "embossed".

    8c QE II printing differences
    CBN The CBN printing has a smooth, "shinier" paper, the colour seems to have the appearance of being "toned down", and the tagging is "solid". From the back of the stamp, the 'Canada 8' appears "embossed".
    BABN The BABN printing appears to have a rougher surfaced paper and the tagging appears blotchy (ie. not solid).
    If possible, compare the precancel or coil (CBN) against a perf 13x13 1/3, plate 6 or booklet stamp (BABN).

Errors

A number of errors exist on these values:

  • untagged: all values (except 7c), 8c precancel
  • offset on gum side: 1c, 2c, 8c
  • printed on gum side: 1c, 6c
  • imperf bottom half of stamp and margin: 2c, 6c, 8c (CBN)
  • imperforate: 8c and 10c coil
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