Canada #538 (SG#680) 7c Multicoloured Winter 1971 Maple Leaf In Four Seasons MF-fl/LF Paper VF-80 NH
A well centered and very fine NH single of the 7c maple leaf in winter from the 1971 Maple Leaf in Seasons Issue. Printed on horizontal wove paper showing no ribbing or mesh and giving a dull fluorescent greyish reaction under ultraviolet light on the face, and a low fluorescent bluish white reaction on the back, with a medium density concentration of medium fluorescent fibres visible in the paper on the face, which gives an overall MF effect. Comb perforated 10.8 x 11.0. Smooth, colourless PVA gum with an eggshell sheen. Unitrade values a VF-75 NH single at $0.40. It does not list any variations in paper fluorescence, even though there are several. The stamp offered here grades 80 as follows:
Margins/centering: 50/70 Paper freshness: 5/5 Colour: 5/5 Impression: 5/5 Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5 Perforations: 10/10
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.