Canada #109c (SG#248a) 3c Deep Rose Red Admiral Issue Die 2, Paper With No Mesh VF-80 OG HR

SKU 222186690762

A well centered and very fine OG HR example of the 3c deep rose red (carmine in Unitrade), die 2 Admiral stamp from the 1911-1928 Admiral Issue. Printed on white vertical wove paper showing no visible mesh, and measuring 0.0045" thick. The gum is a smooth, shiny cream. Die 2 is much harder to find than die 1 due to the fact that most of the stamps went unused when the war tax was abolished in 1926 and the domestic rate was reduced to 2c. Consequently most die 2 stamps were used to produce the 12 x 8 provisional issue of 1931 when the war tax was reinstated. Unitrade values a VF-75 OG single at $70. The stamp offered here grades 80 as follows:

Centering/margins: 50/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10

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