Queen Elizabeth II, Cameo: 1977-87
BRC# Value Description Perforation Tagging Paper Printer Format Issued Unitrade Darnell
Photogravured background and portrait, engraved 'Canada' and value
QC-01 $0.12 Blue a) 13.0 x 13.3 GT2-4 A-C BAB S100 77-03-01 713 774

b) 13.0 x 13.3 GT2-4 A-C(HR) BAB S100 77-?? UNL UNL
c) 12.0 x 12.5 GT2-4 A-C BAB B6(4) 77-11-01 713a 774a
QC-02 $0.14 Red a) 13.0 x 13.3 GT2-4 A-C BAB S100 78-03-07 716 808

b) 13.0 x 13.3 GT2-3 A-C BAB S100 78-?? UNL UNL
c) 12.0 x 12.5 GT2-4 A-C BAB B25,B7(3) 78-04-01 716a 808a
d) 12.0 x 12.5 GT2-4 A-C(VR) BAB B7(3) 78-?? UNL UNL
QC-03 $0.17 Green a) 13.0 x 13.3 GT2-4 A-C BAB S100 79-03-08 789 845

b) 12.0 x 12.5 GT2-4 A-C BAB B25,B7(2) 79-03-28 789a 845a
c) 12.0 x 12.5 GT2-4 A-C(VR) BAB B25 79-?? UNL UNL
QC-04 $0.30 Magenta a) 13.0 x 13.3 GT2-4 A-C BAB S100 82-04-11 791 765
QC-05 $0.32 Blue-grey a) 13.0 x 13.3 GT2-4 A-C BAB S100 83-05-24 792 1014

b) 13.0 x 13.3 GT2-4 H BAB S100 83-08-26 792i UNL
Engraved background and portrait, photogravured 'Canada' and value
QC-06 $0.34 Blue a) 13.0 x 13.3 GT2-4 A-U BAB S100 85-07-12 926 1103
QC-07 $0.36 Purple a) 13.0 x 13.3 GT2-4 H BAB S100 87-10-01 926A 1198

 

 

Notes and Identification Characteristics. See Abbreviations for Tagging, Paper, Printer and Format types.
  1. The horizontal (HR) and vertical (VR) ribbed coated paper from Abitibi-Price can be identified with the naked eye, but are not as pronounced as the uncoated version common with the Caricature definitives.
  2. The 3mm tagging (GT2-3) is slightly splotchy and uneven, while the 4mm (GT4-4) is crisp and even. In addition to the 14c, the  17c value also exists with the tagging varying in density. However, the 3mm width has yet to turn up.
  3. The 32c Harrison paper printing (plate 2) has the blue background a shade darker than the original Abitibi-Price printing (plate1).
  4. The grey shade of the queens portrait varies considerably on all values.
  5. Many interesting constant varieties exist on all values up to the 30c.

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