Canadian Stamp Tips: #7 of a series|
Posted Dec 4, 1998)
February 21, 1994 saw the release of two high-value Architecture stamps: a $1 Court House and $2 Provincial Normal School.
What was special about these two stamps? They were printed by Leigh-Mardon Pty Limited ... of Australia!
Both values were reissued a year later, on February 20, 1995. This time the printer was the Canadian Bank Note Company.
The above would imply that there were only two printings of each stamp. Wrong! As we will see, there were three printings of the $1 value and four printings of the $2 value.
The $1 value pictures the Court House in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. The central portion of the front of the building is a brown colour while the left and right ends are grey-coloured.
By "lamping" (studying stamps under an ultraviolet light in a dark room) the Leigh-Mardon printing of this stamp, two different "glows" can be seen on the central portion of the building, as listed here:
The $2 value pictures the Normal School Building in Truro, Nova Scotia.
By "lamping" the Leigh-Mardon printing of this stamp, three (3) different "glows" can be seen on the stamp, as listed here:
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