Canada #85 (SG#166) 2c Lavender, Carmine & Black 1898 Christmas Multiple Varieties VF-78 OG
A well centered, fresh and very fine mint OG example in the lavender and aniline carmine shade. Solid inked oceans and several varieties including:
1. The right cable shows a clear re-entry as shown in the attached scan.
2. The crown and cable at the top are weak, as the outer shading lines are either missing or are very week.
3. The solid line that appears below the panel containing "Canada Postage" is weak.
4. There is an extra island west of New Zealand as shown in the scan to the left of the normal scan of New Zealand.
5. There is an extra island southwest of India as shown in the scan to the left of the normal scan of India.
Unitrade values a VF-75 OG example at $60. The stamp offered here grades 78 as follows:
Paper freshness: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5