Canada #590 (SG#697) 5c Lilac Bennett 1972-1978 Caricature Issue LF Paper Type 6 Blank LR VF-75 NH
A well centered and very fine NH blank field stock lower right block of the 5c lilac Richard Bennett stamp from the 1973-1977 Caricature Issue. Printed on vertical wove paper showing no ribbing on either the front or back. The paper gives a dull fluorescent greyish reaction under ultraviolet light on the face, and a dull fluorescent bluish reaction on the back, with a low density concentration of low florescent fibres, and a sparse concentration of medium fluorescent fibres visible on both sides. General OP-2 Ottawa tagging, 4 mm wide, of moderate strength (clearly visible to the naked eye, but not dark), and glowing a bright yellow under ultraviolet light. Comb perforated 12.0 x 12.5, with the selvage fully perforated through in both directions. Smooth, creamy PVA gum with a satin sheen. Unitrade values a VF-75 NH plate block at $1. The block offered here grades 75 as follows: Margins/centering: 45/70 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.