Medium-value Mammals (1987-91)|
Updated Jan 5/02
The medium-value Wildlife stamps started out innocently enough in 1988, but in the short span of 3 years and a total of 12 designs later, many unannounced varieties made this series extremely popular with collectors.
The 7 different stamps that appeared unannounced by Canada Post have turned out to be some of Canada's rarest modern definitives, particularly the 74c Waptiti printed on Rolland paper and the 44c Atlantic Walrus perf 13 3/4x13.1 - both sell for $350 or more for a MNH single! The other 5 stamps all sell for significant premiums ($10-75).
Although only 1 printer printed these stamps, no less than 5 different perforation types exist and 4 different paper manufacturers supplied paper! Click here for a discussion of identifying modern-day Canadian postage stamp paper.
All of the medium-value Wildlife stamps were issued in panes of 50 stamps. The first 3 designs issued were slightly smaller in size compared to the last 9 stamps issued.
[ This is a "wide" table, by necessity - too many varieties! ]