Canada #85 (SG#166) 2c Pale Lavender, Carmine & Black 1898 Christmas Colour Shift SUP-96 OG

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SKU 322183863076

A perfectly centered fresh and superb mint OG example in the lavender and aniline carmine shade. Lined inked oceans and a significant upward shift of the carmine, causing British Guiana, Falkland Islands, Ascension, St. Helena and the Maldive Islands to appear white instead of red. Unitrade values a VF-75 OG example without any varieties at $60. However, this value is meaningless for a stamp of this grade. The stamp offered here grades 96 as follows:

Centering/margins: 70/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5


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