Canada #87 (SG#171) 2c on 3c Bright Rose Carmine 1899 Surcharges Pitted Letter VF-75 OG

SKU 322182589708

A well centered and very fine mint OG example of this provisional issue in the bright rose carmine shade (rose carmine , carmine, pale carmine, and deep bright carmine shades are shown to the right for comparison purposes only). On vertical wove paper measuring 0.004" thick. Thin letters that show early signs of wear and are characteristic of an intermediate printing just before the surcharge type had become worn. Unitrade values a VF-75 OG example at $30. The stamp 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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