Canada #539i (SG#681) 6c Multicoloured 1971 Papineau Issue Weak Kiss Print UL Blank DFGr/DFgr-fl, LF-S Paper VF-80 NH

$7.49
SKU 222562668554

A well centered and very fine NH upper left field stock block of the 6c L.J Papineau death Centenary Issue from 1971, showing very weak kiss print in "Canada 6" . There is very weak doubling visible at the edges of the letters, particularly the upstroke of the "a's" and the "6". The scan shows a comparison with the kiss print at the left and the normal, sharp print on the right.  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 dull fluorescent greyish reaction on the back, with a sparse concentration of low fluorescent fibres visible in the paper. Comb perforated 12.5 x 12.0. Smooth, creamy PVA gum with a satin sheen.  Unitrade values a VF-75 NH block with kiss print at $40. This kiss print however is very weak and our price reflects this. The block 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  

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