Sunday, November 14, 2010

Selvage on New Canadian Stamp Shows The Wrong Printer

Canada's Telegraph-Journal reports the printer's inscription is wrong on the selvage of one of the new beneficial insect stamps which were released last month.

According to the article by David Williams, "The printer's inscription on the selvage of the six-cent stamp says 'Lowe Martin.' In fact, the Canadian Banknote Co. printed the stamp."

The other stamps released along with the misprinted slevage on the six-cent (assassin bug) stamps include a four-cent (paper wasp), seven-cent (large milkweed bug), eight-cent (margined leatherwing) and nine-cent (dogbane beetle) stamp.

In addition to individual stamps, a miniature sheet with all five stamps was issued and is shown above.

Canada Post said the mistaken inscription will be corrected in future printings of the 50-stamp pane after the initial print run has been used up.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM