Canada #591v (SG#698) 6c Scarlet Pearson 1972-1978 Caricature Issue DF/LF Ribbed Paper Type 2 VF-84 NH
A very well centered and very fine NH single of the 6c scarlet Lester Pearson stamp from the 1973-1977 Caricature Issue on the DF/LF ribbed paper. Printed on vertical wove paper showing distinct horizontal ribbing. The paper gives a dull fluorescent greyish reaction under ultraviolet light on the face, and a low fluorescent bluish white reaction on the back. 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, white PVA gum with an eggshell 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.