Canada #586xx (SG#693) 1c Orange Macdonald LR Precancel Block DF-fl, LF-S, MF-VS Paper VF-80 NH
A well centered and very fine NH lower right field stock corner block of the 1c orange Sir John A. Macdonald precancelled stamp from the 1973-1977 Caricture Issue. Printed on vertical wove paper showing no ribbing or mesh and giving a dull fluorescent bluish white reaction under ultraviolet light on the face, and a dull fluorescent bluish white reaction on the back, with a sparse concentration of low fluorescent fibres, and a very sparse concentration of medium fluorescent fibres visible in the paper. General OP-2 Ottawa tagging that is 4 mm wide, of moderate strength (clearly visible to the naked eye but not dark), and glowing deep bright yellow under ultraviolet light. Comb perforated 12.0 x 12.5. Smooth, creamy PVA gum with a satin sheen. Unitrade values a VF-75 NH block at $1.00. 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 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.