Paper and Ink Fluorescence Varieties and Tagging/Phosphor Varieties

Paper and Ink Fluorescence Varieties and Tagging/Phosphor Varieties

Stamps whose paper exhibits different reactions under ultraviolet (black) light, or which have been tagged with chemical compounds that can only be detected by special machines that employ ultraviolet light. These were issued in order to speed up the mechanization of mail sorting and cancelling, beginning in the 1950's. This represents an emerging and popular field for collectors who enjoy hunting for newly discovered varieties that can only be seen with a black light or shortwave UV light.

This category includes all levels of fluorescence other than dull. 

Canada #453p (SG#578p) 5c Blue And Red 1967 Centennial of Confederation Issue DF Paper W2B VF 75/80 NH Brixton Chrome
$0.99

Canada #453p (SG#578p) 5c Blue And Red 1967 Centennial of Confederation Issue DF Paper W2B VF 75/80 NH

A very well centered and very fine NH example of the Canada #453p 5c Blue And Red 1967 Flag And Planet Earth VF 75/80 NH DF. Printed on dull fluore...

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Canada #589vi,vii (SG#696) 4c Black King 1972-1978 Caricature Issue DF/HF and HF Papers VF-75 NH Brixton Chrome
$0.99

Canada #589vi,vii (SG#696) 4c Black King 1972-1978 Caricature Issue DF/HF and HF Papers VF-75 NH

Two well centered and very fine NH singles of the 4c black William Lyon Mackenzie King stamp from the 1973-1977 Caricature Issue, each printed on ...

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Canada #460fpxxi (SG#583rq) 6c Black Centennial Precancel Die 1a LF-fl GT-2 3 mm VF-84 NH Brixton Chrome
$1.99

Canada #460fpxxi (SG#583rq) 6c Black Centennial Precancel Die 1a LF-fl GT-2 3 mm VF-84 NH

A very well centered and very fine mint NH single of the 6c black precancelled general tagged die 1a transportation stamp from the 1967-1973 Cente...

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Canada #588xxi (SG#695) 3c Dull Maroon Borden 1972-1978 Caricature Issue Precancel NF Paper Type 1 VF-84 NH Brixton Chrome
$1.74

Canada #588xxi (SG#695) 3c Dull Maroon Borden 1972-1978 Caricature Issue Precancel NF Paper Type 1 VF-84 NH

A very well centered and very fine NH single of the 3c dull maroon precancelled Robert Borden stamp from the 1973-1977 Caricature Issue, on the so...

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$1.74
Canada #591,v (SG#698) 6c Scarlet Pearson 1972-1978 Caricature Issue NF & DF/LF Paper Type 2 VF-80 NH Brixton Chrome
$0.99

Canada #591,v (SG#698) 6c Scarlet Pearson 1972-1978 Caricature Issue NF & DF/LF Paper Type 2 VF-80 NH

Two well centered and very fine NH singles of the 6c deep rose red and scarlet Lester Pearson stamps from the 1973-1977 Caricature Issue, each pri...

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Canada #621iii (SG#760) 15c Multicoloured Queen Elizabeth II 1973 Royal Visit Issue"MF" Paper Type 1 VF-80 NH Brixton Chrome
$1.39

Canada #621iii (SG#760) 15c Multicoloured Queen Elizabeth II 1973 Royal Visit Issue"MF" Paper Type 1 VF-80 NH

A very fine mint NH single of the 15c multicoloured Queen Elizabeth stamp from the 1973 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Issue, als...

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Canada #593v,ix (SG#700) 8c Ultramarine Queen Elizabeth II 1972-1978 Caricature Issue MF/LF & HF Paper Types 2 & 1 VF-80 NH Brixton Chrome
$0.99

Canada #593v,ix (SG#700) 8c Ultramarine Queen Elizabeth II 1972-1978 Caricature Issue MF/LF & HF Paper Types 2 & 1 VF-80 NH

Two well centered and very fine NH singles of the 8c ultramarine Queen Elizabeth II stamp from the 1973-1977 Caricature Issue, each printed on a d...

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Canada #588i (SG#695) 3c Maroon Borden 1972-1978 Caricature Issue NF Paper Type 1 Tag Spots F-70 NH Brixton Chrome
Canada #588i (SG#695) 3c Maroon Borden 1972-1978 Caricature Issue NF Paper Type 1 Tag Spots F-70 NH Brixton Chrome
$1.24

Canada #588i (SG#695) 3c Maroon Borden 1972-1978 Caricature Issue NF Paper Type 1 Tag Spots F-70 NH

A fine NH single of the 3c maroon Robert Borden stamp from the 1973-1977 Caricature Issue, on the so called NF paper, showing significant taggant ...

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$1.24
Canada #461iv (SG#584) 8c Deep Rose Lilac 1967-73 Centennial NF Vio Paper Smooth Gum VF-75 NH Brixton Chrome
$1.49

Canada #461iv (SG#584) 8c Deep Rose Lilac 1967-73 Centennial NF Vio Paper Smooth Gum VF-75 NH

A very fine mint NH single of the 8c deep rose lilac Alaska Highway stamp from the 1967-1973 Centennial Issue. Horizontal wove paper with no visib...

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Canada #1630aiii (SG#MS1715) 1997 Year of the Ox Souvenir Sheet Peterborough Paper MF VF-75/80 NH Brixton Chrome
$5.99

Canada #1630aiii (SG#MS1715) 1997 Year of the Ox Souvenir Sheet Peterborough Paper MF VF-75/80 NH

A well centered and very fine NH example of the 90c multicolured 1997 Year of the Ox souveir sheet. Printed on Peterborough paper (PP) giving a low...

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Canada #590iii (SG#697) 5c Rose Lilac Bennett 1972-1978 Caricature Issue MF Paper VF-80 NH Brixton Chrome
$6.00

Canada #590iii (SG#697) 5c Rose Lilac Bennett 1972-1978 Caricature Issue MF Paper VF-80 NH

A well centered and very fine NH single of the 5c rose lilac Richard Bennett stamp from the 1973-1977 Caricature Issue on the so called MF paper. ...

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$6.00
Canada #474i (SG#616) 5c Black 1967 Vanier Issue On DF-fl GW, LF-HB VF Paper, Smooth Gum VF-80 NH Brixton Chrome
$1.59

Canada #474i (SG#616) 5c Black 1967 Vanier Issue On DF-fl GW, LF-HB VF Paper, Smooth Gum VF-80 NH

A well centered and very fine mint NH single of the 5c black and brown 1967 Vanier Memorial Issue. Line perf. 11.85 x 11.85. Vertical wove ...

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Canada #593iii (SG#700) 8c Ultramarine Queen Elizabeth II 1972-1978 Caricature Issue LF Paper Type 4 Dry Inking F-70 NH Brixton Chrome
Canada #593iii (SG#700) 8c Ultramarine Queen Elizabeth II 1972-1978 Caricature Issue LF Paper Type 4 Dry Inking F-70 NH Brixton Chrome
$0.99

Canada #593iii (SG#700) 8c Ultramarine Queen Elizabeth II 1972-1978 Caricature Issue LF Paper Type 4 Dry Inking F-70 NH

A fine NH single of the 8c ultramarine Queen Elizabeth II stamp from the 1973-1977 Caricature Issue, showing a dry inking flaw that affects...

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Canada #621ii (SG#760) 15c Multicoloured Queen Elizabeth II 1973 Royal Visit Issue "F" Paper Type 4 Gold Shade VF-80 NH Brixton Chrome
$1.59

Canada #621ii (SG#760) 15c Multicoloured Queen Elizabeth II 1973 Royal Visit Issue "F" Paper Type 4 Gold Shade VF-80 NH

A well centered and very fine mint NH single of the 15c multicoloured Queen Elizabeth stamp from the 1973 Commonwealth Heads of Government ...

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$1.59
Canada #620i (SG#759a) 8c Multicoloured Queen Elizabeth II 1973 Royal Visit Issue Scarce "Hibrite" Paper Type 1 VF-84 NH Brixton Chrome
$2.99

Canada #620i (SG#759a) 8c Multicoloured Queen Elizabeth II 1973 Royal Visit Issue Scarce "Hibrite" Paper Type 1 VF-84 NH

A very well centered and very fine mint NH single of the 8c multicoloured Queen Elizabeth stamp from the 1973 Commonwealth Heads of Governm...

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$2.99
Canada #620,620ii (SG#759) 8c Multicoloured Queen Elizabeth II 1973 Royal Visit Issue Two Different DF and F Papers VF-75 NH Brixton Chrome
Canada #620,620ii (SG#759) 8c Multicoloured Queen Elizabeth II 1973 Royal Visit Issue Two Different DF and F Papers VF-75 NH Brixton Chrome
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Canada #620,620ii (SG#759) 8c Multicoloured Queen Elizabeth II 1973 Royal Visit Issue Two Different DF and F Papers VF-75 NH

Two very fine mint NH singles of the 8c multicoloured Queen Elizabeth stamp from the 1973 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Issue, a...

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Canada #591, iii, iv (SG#698) 6c Scarlet Pearson 1972-1978 Caricature Issue 5 Different Papers F-70 NH Brixton Chrome
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Canada #591, iii, iv (SG#698) 6c Scarlet Pearson 1972-1978 Caricature Issue 5 Different Papers F-70 NH

Five fine NH singles of the 6c deep rose red and bright scarlet Lester Pearson stamps from the 1973-1977 Caricature Issue, each printed on a diffe...

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Canada #589vi (SG#696) 4c Black King 1972-1978 Caricature Issue DF/HF Ribbed Paper VF-80 NH Brixton Chrome
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Canada #589vi (SG#696) 4c Black King 1972-1978 Caricature Issue DF/HF Ribbed Paper VF-80 NH

A very fine NH single of the 4c black William Lyon Mackenzie King stamp from the 1973-1977 Caricature Issue on the DF/HF ribbed paper. Printed on ...

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Canada #588xxi (SG#695) 3c Dull Maroon Borden 1972-1978 Caricature Issue Precancel NF Paper Type 1 VF-80 NH Brixton Chrome
$1.39

Canada #588xxi (SG#695) 3c Dull Maroon Borden 1972-1978 Caricature Issue Precancel NF Paper Type 1 VF-80 NH

A well centered and very fine NH single of the 3c dull maroon precancelled Robert Borden stamp from the 1973-1977 Caricature Issue, on the ...

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Canada #588, iii (SG#695) 3c Maroon Borden 1972-1978 Caricature Issue 5 Different Papers/Shades VF-75 NH Brixton Chrome
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Canada #588, iii (SG#695) 3c Maroon Borden 1972-1978 Caricature Issue 5 Different Papers/Shades VF-75 NH

Five very fine NH singles of the 3c dull maroon, deep maroon and maroon Robert Borden stamps from the 1973-1977 Caricature Issue, printed o...

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Canada #480ii (SG#622) 5c Multicoloured 1968 Narwhal LF Paper VF 75/80 NH Brixton Chrome
$1.99

Canada #480ii (SG#622) 5c Multicoloured 1968 Narwhal LF Paper VF 75/80 NH

A very well centered and very fine NH example of the Canada #480ii 5c Multicoloured 1968 Narwhal VF 75/80 NH LF. Printed on light fluorescent paper...

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$1.99