Canada Queen Elizabeth II Centennial Aug 9, 2013 15:48:59 GMT -5
Post by JohnnyO on Aug 9, 2013 15:48:59 GMT -5
This is a study of the Canadian Centennial Issue and can be challenging to say the least, here is my collection so far . The collection has hundreds of varieties. A centennial Definitive so called as they were issued in 1967, Canada's Centennial year ,have turned out to be the most complex modern-era definitive series.
Actually they are only as complex as you make them to be. If you collect by design, format, perforation, and tagging , then they are a relatively simple set to collect. However ,if you also include the various gum and fluorescent varieties, then the series becomes complex.
18 basic designs/values were issued. As you add the various printing formats (sheets,precancel, booklet, cello-paq, and coils), perforation changes, tagging styles (not tagged, 3 type of Winnipeg tagging 2 bar,centre,left/right, and 2 types of general tagging-0P4 and 0P2) and fluorescence, then the number of collectible varieties grows almost exponentially.
The low values (1-8c) were printed in panes of 100; the medium/high values (8-$1)in panes of 50: many of the values appeared in booklet; 7 of the values were also issued in coils.
Title: Queen Elizabeth II, Northern lights
Denomination: 1¢ brown (colour varieties)
Date of Issue: 8 February 1967
Printer/Quantity: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited. British American Bank note company.
Perforation:12, 10, 12.5 x 12
Scott number 454
Designed by Harvey Thomas Prosser
Portrait and picture engraved by Yves Baril
Lettering engraved by Gordon Mash
Based on a photograph by Anthony Buckley
Historical Notice: A new portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth is featured in the design of the 1¢ issue. Accompanying view respectively depicts the Northern Regions.