Bidboard # 1920
Lot # 96
Catalogue Value or Estimate: $270.00
Price Realized: $120
Canada # 1991C-1991D, 2045-2048, 2063-2064

Three part VF mint NH package of scarcer modern issues, consisting of: #1 Complete 2003 issue Canada-Alaska Cruise Ship Sheet. Post Office fresh and VF MNH. These very limited edition promotional "Picture Postage" stamps were only issued for use on the 2003 season Alaska route cruise ships and are much scarcer than the Unitrade catalogue value would suggest. The 10 undenominated se-tenant stamps in each sheet were (and still are) valid for use as first-class international letter mail. The official printing figures total 50,000 but many were probably still unsold at the end of the cruising season and destroyed. We rarely find these sheets in collections we handle; #2 The 2004 issue "Ring Me, Write Me" set of four, each stamp removed from the folder but still on the original backing (valued as one half pane of 2); and #3 Both of the 2004 issue undenominated (49c at time of issue) Maple Leaf in Frame "Picture Postage" panes of 21. Post Office fresh and VF+ MNH. These "Picture Postage" stamps were available at some post offices with this generic maple leaf design but could also be specially ordered with personalized photographs in the vignette. Another modern "sleeper" issue, as we also don't often find these sheets in collections we handle. 2022 Unitrade