Canada #340 (SG#466) 4c Bluish Violet 1954 Wilding Issue Plate 12n UL DF LV Smooth Paper VF-75 NH
A very fine NH example of the 4c bluish violet Queen Elizabeth II stamp from the 1954-63 Wilding Issue, in a plate 12n upper left (UL) block of 4. Printed on horizontal wove paper showing mesh only when held up to the light and giving a dull fluorescent light violet reaction under ultraviolet light. Smooth, satin yellowish gum, similar to that found on many of the 1957 and 1958 commemorative issues. Unitrade values a VF-75 NH block at $6. The block offered here grades 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.