Canada #87 (SG#171) 2c on 3c Carmine 1899 Surcharges Thick Bottomed S and 2 VF-80 NH

SKU 222178629113

A well centered and very fine mint NH example of this provisional issue in the carmine shade. On vertical wove paper measuring 0.004" thick. Normal sized letters that are just beginning to get thicker, with the wear of the surcharge type. This example shows an extra thick bottom to the "S" and the "2". The rest of the letters are normal thickness, but show signs of wear. Unitrade values a VF-75 NH example of the normal stamp 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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