Modern stamp paper
High-value Cityscapes (1972-78)|
Updated Oct 14/02
March 17, 1972 saw the release of Canada's first ever multi-coloured definitive on two values: $1 and $2 high-value cityscapes.
The $1 value depicts Vancouver's shoreline while the $2 value shows Quebec city's skyline.
The $1 value saw three different printings; each easily identifiable from the others. The $2 value was re-issued some 4 years after its initial release but, unfortunately for collectors, there is no noticeable difference between the two printings.
The $1 Vancouver printings are described as Type I or Type II. However, the different perforations used for the 3 printings is an alternative method to separating these stamps:
The date shown is the date of issue of that specific variety. A "blank" means the item does not exist.
The initial $1 Vancouver printing (perf 11) has 2 distinct constant plate varieties:
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