Updated Jan 18/99
short-lived Karsh-series definitives include 1-5c values with a design from a portrait by
Yosuf Karsh as well as 4 medium-high values (as I define the series).
There is not much that happens with these stamps. The precancel, official, and coils are all
easily identifiable from the sheet versions. The result is 34 major varieties from 9 basic
The different precancel types are due to "numerical" precancelling on these two values
(4c and 5c); see the "pic" link for illustrations [ 0700 = Montreal,
PQ; 1050 = Quebec, PQ; 4530 = Toronto, ON ].
All low values were printed in panes of 100; 3 of the values appeared in booklets; 3 of the
values were also issued in coils. The medium-high values were issued in panes of 50.