Canada #87 (SG#171) 2c on 3c Bright Rose Carmine 1899 Surcharges Re-Entry VF-78 OG

SKU 222177561883

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. Thicker letters that show clear signs of wear and are characteristic of an late printing just after the surcharge type had become worn. In addition, the stamp shows a re-entry in the letters "stage" of "Postage", as shown in the scan. Unitrade values a VF-75 OG example with no re-entry at $30. The stamp offered here grades 78 as follows:

Centering/margins: 50/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5


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