Canada #87 (#SG171) 2c on 3c Carmine 1899 Surcharges Pitted letters VF-80 NH

SKU 222178622326

A well centered and very fine mint NH example of this provisional issue in the carmine shade. On vertical wove paper measuring 0.0035" thick. Thin sized letters that show early signs of wear and are characteristic of an intermediate printing just before the surcharge type had become worn. There are signs of doubling along the base of the 2. Unitrade values a VF-75 NH example at $90. The stamp offered here grades 80 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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