Updated Jan 18/99
Low-value Checklists - Sheet,
Booklet & Cello-paq,
High-value Checklist (8c-$1 large-size stamps)
6c Black Printing Differences
see also, Study Tips #3 article ("extra spire" on 8c Library)
Centennial definitives, so called as they were issued in 1967, Canada's Centennial year,
have turned out to be the most complex modern-era definitive series.
Actually they are only as complex as you make them to be. If you collect by design, format,
perforation, and tagging, then they are a relatively simple set to collect. However, if you
also include the various gum and fluorescent varieties, then the series becomes complex.
18 basic designs/values were issued. As you add the various printing formats (sheet, precancel,
booklet, cello-paq, and coil), perforation changes, tagging styles
(not tagged, 3 types of Winnipeg tagging, and 2 types of general tagging), and fluorescence,
then the number of collectable varieties grows almost exponentially!
The low values (1c-8c) were printed in panes of 100; the medium/high values (8c-$1) in panes
of 50; many of the values appeared in booklets; 7 of the values were also issued in coils.
[ This is a "wide" table, by necessity - too many varieties! ]