The Many Faces of Canada #742

January 5, 2009

The Canada #742, 12 cent Christmas 1977 has a few varieties of printing and perforation shifts which we would like to feature here for your collecting interest and research.

To begin with, here is an enlarged image of a normal stamp for comparison.


Canada #742 T2
12c Christmas ONE BAR TAG (G2al) at left (position indicated by grey tabs above and below image) due to perforation shift. Vertical perfs are shifted 2.5mm to left. ONLY one sheet of 50 thought to exist.
CS Unlisted, Peters $75.00


Canada #742iv — as listed in Unitrade catalogue
12 cent Christmas 1977 DOUBLE PRINT of BLACK INSCRIPTIONS showing second impression of "CHRISTMAS NOEL JESOUS AHATONHIA". Only a few used singles found (as this one is).
CS $50.00


Canada #742iv var2
12 cent Christmas 1977 TRIPLE PRINT of BLACK INSCRIPTIONS showing 3 impressions of "CHRISTMAS NOEL JESOUS AHATONHIA". Misregistration of black making picture blurry.
CS Unlisted


Canada #742iv T3
12 cent Christmas DOUBLE PRINT of PURPLE, BLUE, & GREEN plus QUADRUPLE PRINT of BLACK INSCRIPTIONS at top. ONE-BAR TAG (G2aR) (position indicated by grey tabs above and below image) due to resulting PRINTING SHIFT. ONLY 1 sheet of 50 recorded.
CS Unlisted, Peters $900.00


Canada #742iv T3var
12 cent Christmas 1977 DOUBLE PRINT of PURPLE, BLUE & GREEN plus QUADRUPLE PRINT of BLACK INSCRIPTIONS at top. Almost ONE-BAR TAG (G2aR) (position indicated by grey tabs above and below image) due to resulting PRINTING SHIFT. ONLY 1 sheet of 50 recorded.
CS Unlisted, Peters $900.00

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