Canada #591 (SG#698) 6c Deep Rose Red Pearson 1972-1978 Caricature Issue NF Paper Type 2 VF-84 NH
A very well centered and very fine NH single of the 6c deep rose red Lester Pearson stamp from the 1973-1977 Caricature Issue on the NF paper. Printed on vertical wove paper showing no ribbing on either the front or back, and a rough texture on the printed surface. The paper gives a non fluorescent greyish reaction under ultraviolet light on the face, and a dull fluorescent bluish white reaction on the back. 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. Smooth, cream PVA gum with a satin sheen. Unitrade values a VF-75 NH single at $0.25, however examples this well centered are the exception rather than the norm. 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.