Canada #343 (SG#474) 15c Black Gannet 1954 Wilding Issue DF Greyish Strong Ribbed Paper VF-80 NH
A very fine NH example of the 15c black gannet stamp from the 1954 Wilding Issue. The stamp is printed on horizontal wove paper that shows strong ribbing on the front and back, and gives a dull-fluorescent greyish reaction under ultraviolet light. Smooth yellowish cream coloured gum. Unitrade values a VF-75 single at $2.00. The stamp 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.