Canada #465p (SG#588p) 25c Bottle Green 1967-73 Centennial DF GR Paper W2B Tagging UR Block VF-80 NH
A well centered and very fine mint NH blank upper right corner block of the 25c bottle green Solemn Land stamp from the 1967-1973 Centennial Issue, with Winipeg tagging.
Horizontal wove paper with no visible mesh, or ribbing, and streaky
creamy dextrose gum with a semi-gloss sheen. Under long-wave ultra violet light the paper gives a dull fluorescent greyish reaction, with no fluorescent fibres visible in the paper. The ink colour under UV is slate green. Winnipeg tagged with three sets of 8 mm bands that are of light strength, being just visible to the naked eye, and spaced 29 mm and 27.5 mm apart. Unitrade values a VF-75 NH block at $50, The block offered here grades 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.