Canada #338p (SG#464p) 2c Green 1954 Wilding Issue W2B Tag LR DF 2 Different Papers VF-75 NH
Two very fine NH examples of the 2c green Winnipeg Tagged Queen Elizabeth II stamp from the 1954-63 Wilding Issue, in blank lower right (LR) blocks of 4. Printed on vertical wove paper giving different reactions to ultraviolet light and with different textures and tagging as follows:
- Dull fluorescent greyish reaction on smooth wove with light tagging that is almost invisible to the naked eye.
- Dull fluorescent bluish white reaction on lightly ribbed wove with moderate tagging that is clearly visible to the naked eye, but is not dark.
Both blocks have wide selvage, indicating that they are from the outer pane. Cream gum. Unitrade values VF-75 NH blocks at $17.50. The blocks offered here grade 75 as follows:
Paper freshness: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
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 of gum.