The 10c Jack Pine Stamp of the 1967-73 Centennial Issue Part Two
- The Emily Carr stamp, that was issued on February 12.
- The Radio Canada International stamp, that was issued on June 1.
- The Census Centenary stamp, that was also issued on June 1.
- Untagged - issued in December 1971.
- Winnipeg tagged - issued in January 1972.
- General tagged - issed in January 1972.
It looks pretty bright, but not as bright as some hibrite stamps I have illustrated in other posts. Now, here is how it looks underneath a Winnipeg tagged stamp on paper that would rate a full 12 on the Irwin scale:
As you can see, there is quite a bit of difference in the brightness of these two stamps. If the top stamp is a full 12 on the 0-12 scale, then the bottom stamp would be a 10, which would make it high fluorescent rather than a true hibrite.
As you can see, the bands have the impact of lowering the perceived fluorescence of the paper where they have been applied. In the case of the lightly applied taggant on the right stamp above, the impact is minimal. But in the case of a stamp with heavily applied tagging, like the stamp on the left, the impact is quite marked.
Here is a picture showing the backs of these stamps:
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