Canada #456xxii (SG#581) 3c Dull Purple Centennial Precancel LF-fl Paper Dextrine Gum VF-75 NH
A very fine fine mint NH single of the 3c dull purple precancelled combine & oil rig stamp from the 1967-1973 Centennial Issue.
Vertical wove paper with no visible mesh, and streaky creamy dextrose gum with a semi-gloss sheen. Under long-wave ultra violet light the paper gives a low fluorescent bluish white reaction, with sparse concentrations of low and medium fluorescent fibres visible in the paper, as well as a very few hibrite fibres. The ink colour under UV is dark purple. Unitrade values a VF-75 NH single at $1. The stamp offered here grades VF-75 NH as follows: Margins/centering: 45/70 Paper freshness: 5/5 Colour: 5/5 Impression: 5/5 Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5 Perforations: 10/10 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.