Canada #227 (SG#351) $1 Deep Blue Champlain Monument 1935-1937 Dated Die Issue SUP-98 NH
A nearly perfectly centered and superb mint NH example of the $1 deep blue Champlain Monument stamp from the 1935-37 Dated Die Issue. Printed on vertical wove paper with coarse horizontal mesh being visible, and with smooth cream gum that has a satin sheen. Although not mentioned in Unitrade, this issue has at least 8 different paper and gum type combinations and this stamp exists in at least 7 different shades of blue. The paper varies according to the direction of the weave (horizontal versus vertical) and the direction and visibility of the mesh. The gum varies in colour and sheen. In my opinion these varieties are every bit as collectible as perforation and shade varieties on the other issues. The scans under "more images" show the various gum and paper types in more detail as well as all shades. Line perf. 12.0. Unitrade values a VF-75 NH single at $135. While reasonably well centered examples are the norm for this issue, stamps grading above VF-84 are scarce, and the highest grades are very scarce. Our price reflects this scarcity. A superb stamp of the highest callibre for a collector seeking only the best available quality. The stamp offered here grades SUP-98 NH as follows:
Paper freshness: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Please click on "more images" to see the back image of this stamp, the shades and images of the various paper and gum found on this issue.
We currently have three examples of this stamp in stock, in this shade, with this paper and gum type, and in this grade. Please click on "more images" to see the back scan of the above stamp, as well as the images of the other stamps.