Canada #586 (SG#693) 1c Orange Macdonald 1972-1978 Caricature Issue LF Paper Types 4, 5, 7 & 8 F-70 NH
Four fine NH singles of the 1c deep orange Sir John A. Macdonald stamp from the 1973-1977 Caricature Issue. The stamps are each printed on smooth vertical wove paper giving a different reaction under UV light as follows:
- Dull fluorescent bluish reaction on the front and back, with a low density concentration of low fluorescent fibres, and a sparse concentration of medium fluorescent fibres. Tagging is of light strength (barely visible to the naked eye).
- Dull fluorescent bluish grey reaction on the front, and dull fluorescent bluish reaction on the back, with a low density concentration of low fluorescrent fibres, and a sparse concentration of medium fluorescent fibres visible in the paper. Tagging is of light strength.
- Dull fluorescent greyish blue reaction on the front and the back, with a sparse concentration of low fluorescent fibres visible in the paper. Tagging is of light strength.
- Dull fluorescent grey blue reaction on the front and the back, with a sparse concentration of low fluorescent fibres visible in the paper. Tagging is of moderate strength (clearly visible to the naked eye, but not dark).
General OP-2 Ottawa tagging, 4 mm wide and glowing a bright yellow under ultraviolet light. Comb perforated 12.0 x 12.5. Smooth, creamy PVA gum with a satin sheen. Unitrade lists #586 as LF paper, of which I have found at least nine varieties, of which these are four. Unitrade values four F-65 NH singles at $0.50. The stamps offered here grade 70 as follows: Margins/centering: 40/70 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.