Canada #89iii (SG#174) 1c Blue Green King Edward VII Greyish Paper Coarse Mesh VF-82 OGHR

SKU 222170572278

A very well centered very fine mint OG example of the 1c blue green King Edward VII stamp from the 1903-1911 issue of the same name. Printed on greyish vertical wove paper showing coarse vertical mesh clearly on the back. This is similar to the greyish paper found on the first printings of the 1c Admiral Issue. Smooth, shiny cream gum. Unitrade values a VF-75 OG example of the normal white paper at $90. They do not list the greyish papers separately for some reason. The example offered here grades 82 as follows:

Centering/margins: 54/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 8/10

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