Canada #363 (SG#489) 25c Chemical Industry 1956-1967 Wilding Issue Plate 1 LR DF LV Smooth Paper VF-80 NH
A well centered and very fine NH example of the 25c dull vermilion chemical industry stamp from the 1954-63 Wilding Issue, in a plate 1 lower right (LR) block of 4. Printed on smooth horizontal wove paper showing no visible ribbing and giving a dull fluorescent light violet reaction under ultraviolet light, with an extremely sparse concentration of medium fluorescent fibres (i.e no more than 2-3 fibres on the whole block). Streaky and shiny cream gum. Unitrade values a VF-75 NH block at $13.50. The block 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.