Canada #454xx/i (SG#579) 1c Brown and Deep Red Brown Centennial Precancel - Dextrine Gum & PVA Gum VF-80 NH
Two well centered and very fine mint NH singles of the 1c deep brown and 1c violet brown precancelled Northern Lights and dogsled team stamps from the 1967-1973 Centennial Issue.
Vertical wove paper with no visible mesh. The deep brown stamp has dextrose gum with a semi-gloss sheen, and the reddish brown stamp has smooth white PVA gum with an eggshell sheen. Under long-wave ultra violet light the paper of the deep brown stamp gives a dull fluorescent, greyish white reaction, with very few low and medium fluorescent fibres visible in the paper. The paper of the red brown stamp gives a dull fluorescent violet white reaction, with sparse concentrations of low and medium fluorescent fibres visible in the paper. The ink colour under UV is deep brown for both stamps. Unitrade values two VF-75 NH singles at $0.75. The stamps offered here grade VF-80 NH as follows:
Paper freshness: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Note any vertical or horizontal line shown in the scan is the edge of the acetate strip that the stamp was resting inside on the stockcard.
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 or gum.