Canada #591i (SG#698) 6c Bright Scarlet Pearson 1972-1978 Caricature Issue DF Paper Type 1 VF-84 NH
A very well centered and very fine NH single of the 6c bright scarlet Lester Pearson stamp from the 1973-1977 Caricature Issue on the DF paper. Printed on vertical wove paper showing no ribbing on either the front or back, and a smooth, burnished texture on the printed surface. The paper gives a dull fluorescent greyish white reaction under ultraviolet light on the face and back, with a very sparse concentration of low fluorescent fibres and a very sparse concentration of brownish woodpulp fibres visible in the 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. 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.