Canada #O32 (SG#O195) $1 Grey Totem Pole 1953 Karsh Issue Plate 1 UR "G" Overprint Smooth Paper VF-80 NH
A well centered and very fine NH example of the $1 grey Pacific Coast Totem Pole stamp from the 1953 Karsh Issue, with "G" overprint in a plate 1 upper right (UR) block of 4. Guide dot in the upper left corner of the top selvage, as is normal on this position. Printed on horizontal wove paper giving a dull reaction under ultraviolet light and showing no clear ribbing on either the front or the back. Smooth, yellowish cream coloured gum. Unitrade values a VF-75 NH block at $100. The block offered here grades 80 as follows:
Paper freshness: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
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 of gum.