Canada #591,iii (SG#698) 6c Scarlet Pearson 1972-1978 Caricature Issue NF & LF Paper Types 1 & 7 VF-80 NH
Two well centered and very fine NH singles of the 6c deep rose red and bright 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 glowing a bright yellow under ultraviolet light. The paper gives different reactions under UV light and displays different physical characteristics as follows:
- The deep rose red stamp is on a vertical wove paper with a rough surface texture. Under UV light, the paper gives a non-fluorescent greyish reaction on both sides.
- The bright scarlet stamp is on vertical wove paper that has a burnished smooth surface on the printed surface. Under UV light, the paper gives a low fluorescent bluish white reaction, with a sparse concentration of low fluorescent fibres, and a very sparse concentration of medium fluorescent fibres being visible in the paper.
Comb perforated 12.0 x 12.5. Unitrade values two VF-75 NH singles at $0.50. The stamps offered here grade 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.