Canada #OL23P 70c Green 1864 Ontario Law Issue Proof Line Through Justice VF-84

SKU 322184054715

A lovely fresh bottom sheet margin example of the plate proof of the 70c green Justice stamp from the Ontario 1864 Law Stamp Issue. Showing full American Bank Note Company imprint. Printed on India paper, mounted on card with yellow FF overprint. There is also an unlisted plate flaw consisting of a diagonal line through Justice. Unlisted in Van Dam, but most imprint copies of proofs issued in this period sell for between $100-$150 if they have full margins and imprints like this one. The proof offered here grades VF-84 as follows:

Centering/margins: 54/70

Paper freshness: 10/10

Colour: 10/10

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

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