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2007-10 Beneficial Insects
Updated: September 21, 2013
Canada insects stamp1cCanada insects stamp 3c
Canada insects stamp 5cCanada insects stamp 10cCanada insects stamp 25c
Original set


Shifted "Canada"

Canada insects stamp Canada insects stampCanada insects stamp
Reprints with thinner borders

Canada insects stamp sheet
Souvenir Sheet

2007 Issues (including later reprints)
No. Description Paper Tagging Format Printer Issued Cat. No.
1c Convergent Lady Beetle
1. Blue-green gum Perf 13 x 13.4 C None S50, PR400 CBN 2007-10-12 2233
3c Golden-eyed Lacewing
2. Blue-green gum Perf 13 x 13.4 C None S50, PR400 CBN 2007-10-12 2235
  a) Canada touching bug name C None S50, PR400 CBN 2007-10-12 2235a
  b) Thin black border (raised 3 effect) C None S50 CBN 2009-12 -
  c) White gum, micro-printing C None SS3   2012-10-16  
5c Northern Bumblebee
3. Blue-green gum Perf 13 x 13.4 C None
S50, PR400 CBN 2007-10-12 2236
  a) Thin black border (raised 5 effect) C None S50 CBN 2009-12 -
10c Canada Darner (Dragonfly)
4. Blue-green gum Perf 13 x 13.4 C None S50, PR400 CBN 2007-10-12 2237
  a) Thin black border (raised 10 effect) C None S50 CBN 2009-12 -
25c Cecropia Moth
5. Blue-green gum Perf 13 x 13.4 C None S50, PR400 CBN 2007-10-12 2238
  a) White gum, browner shade C None S50 CBN 2012-12  
               
Souvenir Sheet of 5 (1c, 3c, 5c, 10c, 25c)
6. Blue-green gum Perf 13 x 13.4 C None S50 CBN 2007-10-12 2238a
               

    Notes:
    1. Singles from the souvenir sheet are identical to the stamps from the sheets of 50.
    2. On the original printing of the 3c value, four of the stamps from the sheet of 50 have no space after Canada, before the insect name. This occured on row 2, stamps 1 to 4. [image]
    3. This error was corrected with the reprint of the 3c value in December 2009. All the stamps in the sheet were additionally modified by making the black border thinner, which exposes more of the bottom of the "3" than on the originals.
    4. The 5c and 10c were also reprinted with the modified borders in late 2009.
    5. The original printings of the five values were produced in press sheets of 400, which included three panes of the 1c stamps, 2 of the 10c stamps and one each of the 3c, 5c and 25c stamps. These were cut into individual sheets of 50 for post office sales. Uncut press sheets were also made available in limited numbers by Canada Post.


Canada Insect stamp 2c

2009 Issue

2c Monarch Caterpillar
1. Blue-green gum Perf 13 x 13.4 C None S50, PR400 CBN 2009-04-22 2234
               


Canada insect stamp 4cCanada insect stamp 6c
Canada insect stamp 7cCanada insect stamp 8cCanada insect stamp 9c
Singles

Canada insect stamp SS
Souvenir sheet
2010 Issues
4c Paper Wasp
1. White gum Perf 13 x 13.4 C None S50, PR400 CBN 2010-10-19 2405
  a) Blue-green gum (from S/S) C None SS5 CBN 2010-10-19 2405i
  b) White gum, micro-printing C None SS3 CBN 2012-10-16  
6c Assassin Bug
2. White gum Perf 13 x 13.4 C None S50, PR400 CBN 2010-10-19 2406
  a) Blue-green gum (from S/S) C None SS5 CBN 2010-10-19 2406i
7c Large Milkweed Bug
3. White gum Perf 13 x 13.4 C None S50, PR400 CBN 2010-10-19 2407
  a) Blue-green gum (from S/S) C None SS5 CBN 2010-10-19 2407i
8c Margined Leatherwing
4. White gum Perf 13 x 13.4 C None S50, PR400 CBN 2010-10-19 2408
  a) Blue-green gum (from S/S) C None SS5 CBN 2010-10-19 2408i
  b) White gum, micro-printing C None SS3 CBN 2012-10-16  
9c Dogbane Beetle
5. White gum Perf 13 x 13.4 C None S50, PR400 CBN 2010-10-19 2409
  a) Blue-green gum (from S/S) C None SS5 CBN 2010-10-19 2409i
               
Souvenir Sheet of 5 (4c, 6c, 7c, 8c, 9c)
6. Blue-green gum Perf 13 x 13.4 C None S50 CBN 2010-10-19 2410a
               
2012 Issue

2012 Insects souvenir sheet

Souvenir sheet with micro-printing. Stamps listed in tables above.

2012 Insects micro-printing
Micro printing example

 
Canada insect stamp gumCanada insect stamp gum
White gum (left) and blue-green gum (right)

Notes:
  1. The stamps in the regular sheets were printed on paper with white gum, while those on the souvenir sheets were printed on paper with blue-green gum.
  2. The 6c value has a strange inscription error found in all four corners of the pane. They were inscribed as "Lowe Martin" as the printer instead of Canadian Bank Note. Reprints are expected to be corrected.
  3. The printings of the five values were produced in press sheets of 400, which included three panes of the 9c stamps, 2 of the 8c stamps and one each of the 4c, 6c and 7c stamps. These were cut into individual sheets of 50 for post office sales. Uncut press sheets were also made available in limited numbers by Canada Post.

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