Canada #338p (SG#464p) 2c Green 1954 Wilding Issue W2B Tag UL DF Gr. Smooth Paper VF-80 LH
A well centered and very fine LH example of the 2c green Winnipeg Tagged Queen Elizabeth II stamp from the 1954-63 Wilding Issue, in blank upper left (UL) block of 4. Printed on vertical wove paper giving a dull-fluorescent greyish reaction under ultraviolet light and showing no visible ribbing. The tagging bars are moderately applied, being almost clearly visible to the naked eye, but not dark. Wide selvage, indicating that the block is from the outer pane. Cream gum. The hinge mark is in the selvage. The stamps are NH. Unitrade values a VF-75 NH block at $8.75 and 4 NH singles at $7. The block offered here grades 80 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.