Canada #341p (SG#467p) 5c Dull Ultramarine 1954 Wilding Issue W2B LL Block DF GW Ribbed Paper VF-75 NH
A very fine NH example of the 5c dull ultramarine Winnipeg Tagged Queen Elizabeth II stamp from the 1954-63 Wilding Issue, in a blank field stock lower left (LL) block of 4. Printed on vertical wove paper showing clear vertical ribbing on the gum and giving a dull fluorescent greyish white reaction under UV light. The tagging is lightly applied, being almost invisible to the naked eye. Streaky, shiny cream gum. Unitrade values a VF-75 NH block at $27.50 and singles at $20. 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.