Flag - First Class Rate (1989-2001)|
Updated Jan 5/02
A 39c Flag over Clouds first-class rate definitive, issued at the end of 1989, was the start of a new series of definitives that is still "going strong".
Some 7 different designs have been used to date. However, with different printers, papers, perforations, sizes of stamps, booklets, etc.,
over 25 different distinguishable varieties exist!
Four different paper manufacturers have supplied paper: Peterborough, Slater, Coated
Paper, and JAC. Click here for a discussion of identifying modern-day Canadian postage stamp paper.
Virtually all of the varieties were available in large quantities and used extensively over the years. One variety was not announced by the post office and has proved to be a bit more scarce (39c, perf 12 3/4 x 13.1).
The sheet stamps were issued in panes of 100 except for 2 values: 45c (smaller size) and 46c are panes of 120.
The 47c value has not been issued in sheet format - only in booklets.
[ This is a "wide" table, by necessity - too many varieties! ]