Peace Towers: 1977-79
The 12c value was the first stamp in this series, issued to meet the new first-class rate effective March 1, 1977. It was the first first-class definitive stamp since the 5c beaver of 1859 that did not depict the reigning monarch. The five different values issued produced 11 distinct stamps collectable as singles. Three formats were used; sheets of 100, coils of 100 and vending booklets of five.
BRC# Value Description Perforation Tagging Paper Printer Format Issued Scott  
Sheet and Booklet Stamps

PT-01

$0.01

Grey

a)

12 x 12.5

GT2-4

A-C

BABN

B5(1)

79-28-03

797

 

PT-02

$0.05

Purple

a)

12 x 12.5

GT2-4

A-C

BABN

B5(3)

79-28-03

800

 

PT-03

$0.12

Cobalt Blue

a)

13 x 13.3

GT2-4

A-C

BABN

S100

77-04-03

714

 
Blue

b)

13 x 13.3

GT2-4

A-U

CBN

S100

78-03-??

UNL

 

Precancelled

c)

13 x 13.3

GT2-4

A-C

CBN

S100

78-04-??

714xx

 

PT-04

$0.14

Red

a)

13 x 13.3

GT2-4

A-U

CBN

S100

78-03-07

715

 

PT-05

$0.17

Green

a)

13 x 13.3

GT2-4

A-U

CBN

S100

79-03-08

790

 
Ribbed

b)

13 x 13.3

GT2-4

A-U(R)

CBN

S100

79-??-??

UNL

 
Coil Stamps

PT-06

$0.12

Blue

a)

IMP x 10

GT2-4

A-U

CBN

R100

77-04-03

729

 

PT-07

$0.14

Red

a)

IMP x 10

GT2-4

A-U

CBN

R100

78-03-07

730

 

PT-08

$0.17

Green

a)

IMP x 10

GT2-4

A-U

CBN

R100

79-03-08

806

 

 

Identification Characteristics. See Abbreviations for Tagging, Paper, Printer and Format types.
  1. The BAB 12c  stamps printed on Abitibi-Price coated paper (A-C) have a glossy white background and a smooth reverse.
  2. The CBN 12c stamps printed on Abitibi-Price uncoated paper (A-U) have an embossing effect of the design through the reverse.
  3. PT-08 exists printed on the gummed side.
  4. All coil stamps exist imperforated, and the 12c and 14c exist with double perforations.

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