Canada #E1 (SG#S1) 10c Bluish Green 1898 Special Delivery Vertical Wove SUP-96 OG

SKU 322183965324

A nearly perfectly centered and superb mint OG example of this first special delivery issue in the bluish green shade (deep green, deep yellow-green, green, pale blue green and dark blue green shades are shown to the right for comparison purposes only). On vertical wove paper measuring 0.004" thick. The gum is quite discoloured as shown in the scan, but it is full and intact. Unitrade values a VF-75 OG example at $150. With margins like this, if the gum were not discoloured, this would be a $250-$300 stamp. As it is, it should be worth $150-$175. The stamp offered here grades 96 as follows:

Centering/margins: 68/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5


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