Canada #140 (SG#265) 2c on 3c Deep Rose Red 1911-27 Admiral Issue Two Line Surcharge F-73 OG HR

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SKU 222071182667

A fine mint OG HR example of the 2c on 3c deep rose red (carmine in Unitrade) die 1 dry printing Admiral two-line surcharge from the 1911-1928 Admiral issue. Printed on vertical wove paper measuring 0.0045" thick with no visible mesh. The gum is a smooth, shiny and slightly streaky cream, characteristic of the late dry printings made after 1925. Unitrade values a F-65 OG example at $20. Elusive, as only 100,000 were issued originally in 1926 in all grades. The stamp offered here grades 73 as follows:

Centering/margins: 45/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 8/10

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