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thebiggnome
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25 Jan 2013
01:38:08pm
I've found what appears to be a Canada Scott#787, the Canada violet 15c definitive, but it has one straight edge as if it came from a booklet, but I can't find a listing for a booklet for this issue. Is this an unlisted variety or is there no selvage on some edges of the sheets of these?

I already have a 787 in my book that is perforated on all four sides, and have others in the series with remaining selvage attached to them. This one with the straight edge is photogravure and perf 13x13.5 like the 787 is.
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Liz
25 Jan 2013
02:39:41pm

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re: Canada 787? with one straight edge?

I am fairly certain that #787 (15c Canada Violet)was issued only as a sheet issue.

I do not have a full sheet of this issue to verify the existance of the straight edge stamps, but it's possible if it was a stamp from field stock (sheets sent to the post offices for sale without inscription block #'s in the margin) that the stamp came from one of these sheets.

I cannot find any booklet in the Unitrade Specialized catalogue that shows this issue being issued in booklet form.

Liz

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John Macco
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25 Jan 2013
02:43:23pm
re: Canada 787? with one straight edge?

It was the 17 cent value that was issued as a booklet as well as a sheet stamp with a least one straight edge.

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Liz
25 Jan 2013
03:00:04pm

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re: Canada 787? with one straight edge?

The 17c with straight edge is Scott #789b not #787.

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tamu1981
25 Jan 2013
04:40:38pm
re: Canada 787? with one straight edge?

Is this stamp used? Could it have been cut from the cover a little too close and so removed the perforations?

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thebiggnome
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25 Jan 2013
05:59:15pm
re: Canada 787? with one straight edge?

Thanks all for the responses. This is a used stamp, but does not appear to be cut. It is the same size as other booklet stamps in the series, and has a normal sized margin. Had there been perfs that had been trimmed, this margin would have been extremely large and the stamp would have been quite taller than others in the series. My scanner is packed away at the moment, but I may dig it out if a pic would help.

Meanwhile, further down in the pile, I've found a 2c #782b that also has one straight edge. This is the 12x12.5 perf, while the booklet is listed as 782a perf 13x13.5 and I already have one of those in my album. This would seem to indicate that either sheet stamps of this series can indeed have one straight edge, or Scott's booklet listings are woefully incomplete. I wonder if this one's in Unitrade.

Chris

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Liz
25 Jan 2013
06:13:12pm

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re: Canada 787? with one straight edge?

Chris - The Unitrade Catalogue lists 782b as a single 2c with straight edge, from Booklet 782a with a perf of 12.0 x 12.5.

The sheet stamp 782 is perf 13.0 x 13.3

There are a few varieties of each of these stamps which vary in value according to the latest Unitrade catalogue.

Liz

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alyn
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25 Jan 2013
06:41:02pm
re: Canada 787? with one straight edge?

I remember reading an article or series of articles in either BNA Topics or the Canadian Philatelist about these straight edges coming from the edges of the sheets. This could be what you have.

Alyn

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tamu1981
25 Jan 2013
10:55:11pm
re: Canada 787? with one straight edge?

Below is a link to a booklet on these series of Canadian definitives. It may provide more information as to the source of your stamp or at least someone that has put a lot of effort into studying this series.

Mark

http://www.adminware.ca/books/bk_env.htm

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