Canada #74 (SG#150) 1/2c Black 1898-1902 Numeral Issue Horizontally Wove Paper VF-75 NH

SKU 222177755150

A well centered and very fine mint NH sheet margin block of 4 from the upper right corner of the pane, in black shade. On the very scarce horizontal wove paper measuring 0.003" thick. Most of the stamps of this denomination are on vertical wove paper varying in thickness from 0.0035" to 0.004". Unitrade values a VF-75 NH example of the vertical wove at $240, and does not price the horizontal wove. Based on its scarcity it should be worth at least double the vertical wove. The block offered here grades 75 as follows:

Centering/margins: 45/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5


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