BRC Canadian Definitive Stamps
Identifying the Different Printings of the 2003-05 Rate Definitive Stamps
Updated:21-Mar-2005
 
49c Flag over Edmonton

Ashton Potter (AP) Printing    Canadian Bank Note (CBN) Printing
  1. The colour toning on the right red bar of the flag has a lighter triangular section.
  2. The orange-yellow sunset colour is course, with the printing screen clearly visible under a magnifying glass.
  3. The "hidden date" is usually heavily inked.
  1. The colour toning on the right red bar of the flag is almost solid, barely showing the triangular section.
  2. The orange-yellow sunset colour is very smooth, almost solid.
  3. The "hidden date" is usually very fine and crisp.

See also Paper Identification
 

80c and $1.40 Maple Leaf

Ashton Potter (AP) Printing    Lowe-Martin (LM) Printing
  1. The "hidden date" is usually very fine and crisp, on both values.
  2. The red maple leaf is lighter than the one on  the LM printing
  3. The yellow shadow is usually darker than that one on  the LM printing.
  4. printed on Fasson paper
  1. The "hidden date" is dark and the numbers often touch each other on both values.
  2. See shade notes under AP
  3. Printed on Coated paper

See also Paper Identification



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