Canada #340 (SG#466) 4c Bluish Violet 1954 Wilding Issue Plate 9 UR DF GW Smooth Paper VF-84 NH
A very well centered and very fine NH example of the 4c bluish violet Queen Elizabeth II stamp from the 1954-63 Wilding Issue, in a plate 9 upper right (UR) block of 4. Printed on horizontal wove paper showing mesh only when held up to the light and giving a dull fluorescent greyish white reaction under ultraviolet light. Smooth, satin yellowish gum, similar to that found on many of the 1957 commemorative issues. Unitrade values a VF-75 NH block at $2.40. However blocks grading above VF-80 are scarcer due to the fact that the stamps were line perforated. The block offered here grades 84 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.