Canada #593viii,xx (SG#700) 8c Deep Blue Queen Elizabeth II 1972-1978 Caricature Issue Precancel & DF Paper VF-75 NH
Two very fine NH singles of the 8c deep blue precancelled and regular issue Queen Elizabeth II stamps from the 1973-1977 Caricature Issue, each printed on a different paper. General OP-2 Ottawa tagging, 4 mm wide, of dark strength (deep yellow to the naked eye) and moderate strength (clearly visible to the naked eye, but not dark) and glowing a bright yellow under ultraviolet light. The paper gives different reactions under UV light as follows:
- The regular issue stamp is on vertical wove paper that has a burnished smooth surface on the printed surface. Under UV light, the paper gives a dull fluorescent blue grey reaction on the face, and a dull fluorescent greyish white reaction of the back. Tagging is of dark strength.
- The precancelled stamp is on vertical wove paper that has a burnished smooth surface on the printed surface. Under UV light, the paper gives a non fluorescent blue grey reaction on the front and a dull fluorescent blue grey reaction on the back. Tagging is of moderate strength.
Comb perforated 12.0 x 12.5. Unitrade values two VF-75 NH singles at $1.05. The stamps offered here grade 75 as follows: Margins/centering: 45/70 Paper freshness: 5/5 Colour: 5/5 Impression: 5/5 Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5 Perforations: 10/10 Note: the above scan is a stock photo as are all my scans for material after 1952. The item(s) you will receive has (have) been carefully checked to adhere to the above grading standards, so while it (they) may not be exactly the same, it (they) will be of the same quality. Also, I do not provide back scans of NH stamps or blocks after 1952 unless they are required to illustrate some attribute of the paper or gum.