Canada #91 (SG#178) 5c Dark Blue Edward VII Worn Plate Vertical Wove Paper With No Mesh VF-75-J OG

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SKU 222170453489

A well centered and very fine mint OG LH example of the 5c dark blue on greenish blue King Edward VII stamp from the 1903-1911 issue of the same name. Printed on vertical wove paper that shows no clear mesh unless held up to a strong light source. This printing is from a plate that is just beginning to show signs of wear. Jumbo margins for this issue. Unitrade values a VF-75 OG example at $400. An example with margins like this should be worth more. The example offered here grades 75 as follows:

Centering/margins: 50/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 5/10 (although intact all around the perforations are not quite as long as the should be to score 10/10)

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