Canada #591, i, v (SG#698) 6c Scarlet Pearson 1972-1978 Caricature Issue NF, DF Ribbed & NF/MF Papers VF-75 NH
Three very fine NH singles of the 6c deep rose red and scarlet Lester Pearson stamps from the 1973-1977 Caricature Issue, each printed on a different paper. General OP-2 Ottawa tagging, 4 mm wide, of light strength (barely visible to the naked eye), and moderate strength (clearly visible to the naked eye, but not dark), and glowing a bright yellow under ultraviolet light. The paper gives different reactions under UV light and displays different physical characteristics as follows:
- A scarlet stamp is on a vertical wove paper with a rough surface texture. Under UV light, the paper gives a non-fluorescent greyish reaction on the front, and a dull fluorescent greyish white reaction on the back. Tagging is of moderate strength and the gum is smooth PVA with a satin sheen.
- A deep rose red stamp is on vertical wove paper with a burnished smooth surface texture. Under UV light the paper gives a non-fluorescent greyish reaction, with a low density concentration of low and medium fluorescent fibres being visible. On the back, the paper gives a medium fluorescent bluish white reaction, with a low density concentration of low fluorescent fibres and a sparse concentration of medium fluorescent fibres. Tagging is of moderate strength and the gum is creamy PVA with a satin sheen.
- The scarlet stamp is on vertical wove paper that shows clear horizontal ribbing on the printed surface. Under UV light, the paper gives a dull fluorescent greyish reaction on the front, and a low fluorescent bluish white reaction on the back. The tagging is of light strength and the gum is white PVA with an eggshell sheen.
Comb perforated 12.0 x 12.5. Unitrade values three VF-75 NH singles at $0.85. However, the NF/MF paper is not listed and is quite a bit scarcer than the MF paper. Therefore a reasonable value is closer to $2.50. The stamps offered here grade 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.