Canada #2691 $1.85 Multicoloured, Christmas Tree, 2013 Christmas Issue, A VF CDS Used Single Showing Significant Die Cutting Shift Resulting in 3-Bar Tagging
A very fine CDS used single dated December 7, 2013 of the $1.85 Christmas tree stamp of the 2013 Christmas Issue, showing a significant misplacement of the die cutting, that results in a 3-bar tagging error. There is a very small trace of taggant on most, but not all the peaks on the left side, so this isn't quite a true 3-bar tag shift. But, it is unusual and would make a nice addition to a very modern collection of recent issues.
Unitrade does not list this type of variety and Rose only goes up to 1991. But our estimate of the value is $5. The stamp offered here grades 80 as follows:
Centering/margins: 40/60 (top to bottom)
Paper freshness: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5