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Queens: Karsh Portrait, 1987-2000
The Karsh portrait Queen Elizabeth II design is currently Canada's longest running definitive series. It was introduced with a 37c first-class rate value on 30 Dec/87. A  24mm x 20mm size was used for that value, while subsequent values up until 1995 were issued in a 26mm x 22mm format. The smaller size was reinstated in 1998. The scarcest stamp is the 39c perforated 13.1 x 12.7 (QK-03c), now retailing over $25. Queens (Karsh)
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BRC#  Perforation Tagging Paper Printer Format Issued Scott/U Darnell
Size: 24mm x 20mm
37c Blue
QK-01 a) 13.3 x 13.0 GT4 H BABN S100 87-12-30 1162 1207
Size: 26mm x 22mm
38c Maroon
QK-02
a) 13.1 x 12.7 GT4 H BABN S100 88-12-29 1164 1257
b) 13.1 x 13.6 GT4 S AP B10 88-12-29 1164a 1257a
39c Green
QK-03
a) 13.1 x 13.6 GT4 H BABN S100 90-01-12 1167 1307
b) 13.1 x 13.6 GT4 S AP B10 90-01-12 1167a UNL
c) 13.1 x 12.7 GT4 H BABN S100 90-? 1167b 1307a
40c Brown
QK-04
a) 13.1 x 13.6 GT4 P AP S100 90-12-28 1168 1352
b) 13.1 x 13.6 GT4 C AP B10 90-12-28 1168a 1352a
c) 13.1 x 13.6 GT4 H AP S100 91-05-24 1168i UNL
42c Purple
QK-05 a) 13.1 x 13.6 GT4 C AP S100/B10 91-12-27 *1357 1409
43c Silver
QK-06
a) 13.1 x 13.6 GT4 P CBN S100/B10 92-12-30 *1358 1481
b) 13.1 x 13.6 GT4-5 C AP B10 92-12-30 *1358a 1481a
c) 13.1 x 13.6 GT4-4 C AP B10 95-03-27 UNL UNL
d) 13.1 x 13.6 GT4 H CBN B10 94-01-07 UNL UNL
45c Turquoise
QK-07
a) 13.1 x 13.6 GT4 C CBN S100 95-07-31 1360H 1637
b) 13.1 x 13.6 GT4 P CBN B10 95-07-31 1360vii 1637a
c) 13.1 x 13.6 GT4 C AP S100/B10 95-10-06 1360viii UNL
Size: 24mm x 20mm
46c Maroon
QK-08 a) 12.75 x 13.25 GT4 C AP S100 98-12-28 1682 UNK
47c Blue
QK-09 a) 12.75 x 13.25 GT4 C CBN S100 00-12-28 1683 UNK

 

Identification Characteristics. See Abbreviations for Tagging, Paper, Printer and Format types.
  1. The first AP printing of the 43c (QK-06b) has brown hair and 5mm wide tagging.
  2. The second AP printing of the 43c (QK-06c) has brown black hair and 4mm wide tagging.
  3. The 45c CBN printing (QK-07a) has black hair.
  4. The 45c AP printing (QK-07c) has dark brown hair.
  5. * Scott 2001 number changes, 1357 was 1359, 1358 was 1360.

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