Canada #588xxi (SG#695) 3c Dull Maroon Borden 1972-1978 Caricature Issue Precancel NF Paper Type 1 VF-84 NH
A very well centered and very fine NH single of the 3c dull maroon precancelled Robert Borden stamp from the 1973-1977 Caricature Issue, on the so called NF paper. Printed on vertical wove paper showing no ribbing on either the front, or the back. The paper gives a dull fluorescent greyish reaction under ultraviolet light on the face and back. General OP-2 Ottawa tagging, 4 mm wide, of light strength (barely visible to the naked eye), and glowing a 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 single at $3.50. The stamp offered here grades 84 as follows: Margins/centering: 54/70 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.