Modern stamp paper
Medium-value Wildlife (2002- )|
Updated Jul 4/02
Various "peak and valley" varieties exist - see below.
Canada Post seems to be having "trouble" deciding what type of medium-value definitives to issue.
After the Fruit Trees (1991-1998) came only a set of 3 Stylized Maple Leafs (1999-2000) and a set of 3 Wildlife (2001). This was followed by a set of 3 Traditional Trades in Jan 2002.
The die cutting of the self-adhesive coils consists of peaks and valleys with a flat area typically found between two adjacent rolls (miscut varieties are known where the flat area is entirely within a stamp).
Does the stamp begin with a peak or a valley? Notice that whatever is found immediately after or immediately before the flat area is the same (ie. either a Peak or a Valley). A "peak" stamp will have 10 peaks and 9 valleys on the top; a "valley" stamp will have 9 peaks and 10 valleys.
A complete booklet panel clearly shows the flat area between two adjacent columns of stamps.
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