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The Tagging on the 1972-1978 Caricature Issue

The Tagging on the 1972-1978 Caricature Issue

This post examines the tagging found on the stamps of this issue in detail. In addition to the basic differences between the Winnipeg tagging, OP-2 Ottawa tagging, and OP-4 Ottawa tagging, this post looks at the methods by which the tagging was applied, and the intensity of the tagging, as it appears under normal light.
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The Perforations on the 1972-1978 Caricature Issue

The Perforations on the 1972-1978 Caricature Issue

This post examines the different perforations found on the stamps of this issue and focuses on the different configurations of these perforations as they relate to the sheets, as well as showing some of the problems that the printers encountered when they perforated the stamps.
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The Caricature and Landscape Issue of 1972-1978 - An Overview

The Caricature and Landscape Issue of 1972-1978 - An Overview

This is post is the first in a series that explores the 1972-1978 Caricature and Landscape definitive issue of Canada. After presenting the basic stamp designs and discussing their issue dates and methods of printing, the remainder of this post presents a broad overview of all the different aspects that can form the basis for building a specialized collection of this issue.
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The Commemorative Issues of 1972 - Part Two

The Commemorative Issues of 1972 - Part Two

This post examines in depth, the last three commemorative issues of 1972, issued by Canada post. Specifically covered in depth are the constant varieties of the Cornelius Krieghoff stamp, as well as the different fluorescent paper varieties, shade varieties, perforation varieties, paper varieties, Ottawa tagging, Winnipeg tagging, corner blocks, first day covers and commercial covers.
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