Canada #85 (SG#166) 2c Lavender, Carmine & Black 1898 Christmas Misplaced Entry VF-84LH
A very well centered, fresh and very fine mint LH example in the lavender and aniline carmine shade. Solid inked oceans and several varieties including:
1. The centre guide cross appears in the margin in the upper left corner.
2. There is a misplaced entry involving the carmine in which an island appears in the lower margin under "WE".
3. There is an extra island in the South Pacific as shown in the left scan.
4. There are five extra colonies in Africa as shown in the scan at left.
Unitrade values a VF-75 OG example without any varieties at $60. The stamp offered here grades 84 as follows:
Paper freshness: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5