Canada #89ii (SG#175) 1c Grey Green on 1910 Local Multicoloured Birthday Postcard VF-81

SKU 322190375307

1910 Silk embroidered illustrated multicoloured birthday postcard to Wellsville, New York depicting "a country scene". Sent from Highgate, ON on March 9, 1910. Franked with a single 1c grey green Edward VII definitive on greyish paper to pay the 1c local postcard rate. The stamp is tied by a clear strike of the March 9, 1910 Highgate duplex handstamp. Highgate is a very small village near Leamington ON. It has a population of less than 500, so this cancel would be very scarce. The card offered here grades VF-81 as follows:

Intactness of the card and integrity: 40/40

Paper freshness on the picture side: 6/10

Paper freshness on the address side: 4/10

Condition of the picture: 10/10

Condition of corners and edges: 6/10

Appearance of the handwriting: 4/5

Clarity of the postal markings: 10/10

Condition of the stamp: 1/5

My asking price for this card is based the following factors:

Scarcity of the card and subject matter: $5

Scarcity of the cancellation: $3

If you have any questions about my valuation system for postal history please do contact me and I will be happy to answer your questions.

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