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Architecture, Series 1: 1989-92
Updated: November 27, 2010
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No. Description Perforation Tagging Paper Printer Format Issued Unitrade
$1 Runnymede Library, Toronto
1. Black Engraving
Plate 1
13.3 x 13 None H BABN S50 89-05-05 1181
2. Blue Engraving,
Plate 2, Type 1
13.3 x 13 None C CBN S50 92-08-28 1181ii
3. Blue Engraving,
Plate 2, Type 2
13.3 x 13 None C CBN S50 92-10-?? 1181iv
$2 McAdam Railway Station
1. Brown Engraving
Plate 1
13.3 x 13.3 None H BABN S50 89-05-05 1182
2. Black Engraving
Plate 2
13.3 x 13.3 None C CBN S50 92-07-29 1182iii
$5 Bonsecours Market, Montreal
1. Grey-Yellow Dome Columns
Plate 1
13.3 x 13.3 None P BABN S50 90-05-28 1183
2. Olive-Green Dome Columns
Plate 2
13.3 x 13.3 None C CBN S50 92-09-11 1183i
   

Notes and Identification Characteristics. See Abbreviations for Tagging, Paper, Printer and Format types.
  1. The original $1 BABN printing has black engraving (Canada $1), a brown-black roof, and is printed on thick paper with greenish gum. The green trimming above the door and on the sides of the upper windows have square ends. The orange bricks are dotted. [See Illustrations]

    The first $1 CBN printing has blue engraving, a brown-black roof, and is printed on thinner paper with bluish-green gum. The green trimming lines have round ends. The orange bricks have solid portions. [See Illustrations]

    The second $1 CBN printing has blue engraving and a more solid black roof. The green trimming lines have square ends, similar to the BABN printing. [See Illustrations]

  2. The $2 BABN printing has faint orange colour above the building roof, and dark brown engraving (Canada $2). The rails on the top of the roof are thin and pale green. [See Illustrations]

    The $2 CBN printing has darker orange colour above the building roof, and black engraving. The rails are thicker and and a darker green. [See Illustrations]

    A second $2 CBN printing is said to exist, but more information is needed.

  3. The $5 BABN printing has grey-yellow dome columns. The lower window pair on the dome appears small, as the grey colour is printed over the black. The gum is bluish-green. [See Illustrations]

    The $5 CBN printing has olive-green dome columns. The lower window pair on the dome appears larger as the black is printed over the grey. The gum is greenish.

  4. The $1 stamps can be plated, as the dot patterns appear to consist of single overlays for each colour over a complete sheet. The same is probably true for the $2 and $5 stamps, but they are more difficult to distinguish. More study is required.

See this series on Robin Harris's Website

Architecture Series 1 Identification

Architecture Series 2

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