Canada #J37ii (SG#D41) 16c Rose Red 1973 Centennial Postage Due LF Paper UR Block VF-75 NH
A very fine mint NH upper right inscription block of 4 of the 16c rose red postage due stamp from the 1973-1977 Third Centennial Postage Due Issue, showing the "Nick above A" variety on the upper left stamp (position 9).
Horizontal wove paper with no ribbing on the face and white PVA gum with an eggshell sheen. Under long-wave ultra violet light the paper gives a low fluorescent, bluish white reaction, with a low density concentration of low fluorescent fibres visible in the paper, and also with some brownish woodpulp fibres visible. Unitrade values a VF-75 NH block at $15. The block offered here grades VF-75 NH as follows:
Paper freshness: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Note any vertical or horizontal line shown in the scan is the edge of the acetate strip that the stamp was resting inside on the stockcard.
Note: the above scan is a stock photo as are all my scans for material after 1952.The item (s) you will receive has (have) been carefully checked to adhere to the above grading standards, so while it (they) may not be exactly the same, it (they) will be of the same quality. Also, I do not provide back scans of NH stamps or blocks after 1952 unless they are required to illustrate some attribute of the paper or gum.