Canada #593v,ix (SG#700) 8c Ultramarine Queen Elizabeth II 1972-1978 Caricature Issue MF/LF & HF Paper Types 2 & 1 VF-80 NH

$0.99
SKU 323128030275

Two well centered and very fine NH singles of the 8c ultramarine Queen Elizabeth II stamp from the 1973-1977 Caricature Issue, each printed on a different paper. General OP-2 Ottawa tagging, 4 mm wide, of very weak strength (almost invisible to the naked eye) and glowing a bright yellow under ultraviolet light. The paper gives different reactions under UV light, and exhibits different physical characteristics as follows:

  • One stamp is on smooth, vertical wove paper, that gives a dull fluorescent greyish white reaction under UV light on the face, with a low density concentration of low fluorescent fibres, and a sparse concentration of medium fluorescent fibres, visible in the paper. On the back, the paper gives a dull fluorescent deep blue reaction, with a low density concentration of low fluorescent fibres and 1-2 high fluorescent fibres, visible in the paper. The tagging is an azure colour in normal light.
  • One stamp is on smooth vertical wove paper, and gives a dull fluorescent greyish white reaction on the front, with a medium density concentration of low fluorescent fibres and a low density concentration of high fluorescent fibres, visible in the paper. On the back, the paper gives a medium fluorescent bluish white reaction, with a low density concentration of medium fluorescent fibres, and a sparse concentration of high fluorescent fibres visible in the paper.

Comb perforated 12.0 x 12.5. Unitrade values two VF-75 NH singles at $0.60. 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.

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