Canada #341i (SG#467) 5c Ultramarine 1954 Wilding Issue Plate 17 UL DF Iv Smooth Paper VF-78 NH
A well centered and very fine NH example of the 5c ultramarine Queen Elizabeth II stamp from the 1954-63 Wilding Issue, in a plate 17 upper left (UL) block of 4. Printed on vertical wove paper showing no visible ribbing and giving a dull fluorescent ivory reaction under ultraviolet light. Streaky, shiny cream gum. Unitrade values a VF-75 NH block at $6. The block offered here grades 78 as follows:
Paper freshness: 3/5
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.