Flag - First Class Rate (2004-)|
(vertical, multiple designs)
Updated Dec 26/08
This group of Flag over... stamps, which began appearing in 2004, are vertically
oriented and each issue contains five different designs in the same booklet.
Previous Flag over... issues were only single-design issues.
There are two notable items to deal with on this group of Flag over... designs:
- twenty-five (25) different booklet covers were released (on each of the
varieties noted next)
- the Coated paper is found on three (3) different printings, which can be
identified by the number of roulettes down the center of the pane: either 5
(wide slits), 29 or 23 slits. The latter variety is very rare.
The two different printers on this issue each produced two different varieties:
- CBN had two different printings. The first had rouletting (29 slits)
while a second printing (likely used for FDCs and the quarterly pack stamps)
had no roulletting. This latter variety is rare.
- Lowe-Martin had two different roulettes (found on the cover side):
either 29 slits or 32 slits. The latter is scarce.
These were the first Permanent-valued stamps issued by Canada Post. At the time
of issue, the face value was 51c. This changed to 52c on January 16, 2007.
Permanent (lighthouses) (2007)
These Flag over... stamps are
- the first self-adhesive Flag over... designs that employed a
serpentine die cut to simulate perforations.
- "security-type" tagging, consisting of small waves of water, is found
on the left and bottom of each stamp.
- very fine black micro-printing, noting the geographical location of
the illustrated lighthouse, is found in each design.
- an error of design exists on one of the lighthouse stamps. The design
was corrected and new booklets issued.
At the time of issue, the face value of this group of stamps was 52c.
[ This is a "wider" table, by necessity - too many varieties! ]