Canada #615 (SG#754) 1973 8c Jeanne Mance Death Tercentenary Issue UR Inscription Block LF/MF-fl, HB-VF Paper VF-84 NH
A very well centered and very fine NH upper right inscription block of the 8c multicoloured Jeanne Mance Death Tercentenary Issue of 1973. Printed on vertical wove paper showing no ribbing or mesh and giving a low fluorescent bluish white reaction under ultraviolet light on the face, and a medium fluorescent bluish white reaction on the back, with a high density concentration of medium fluorescent fibres and very few hibrite fibres visible in the paper. Comb perforated 11 x 10.8. Smooth, white PVA gum with a satin sheen. Unitrade values a VF-75 NH block at $1.50. The block 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.