Canada #251as, 252as, 252bs 3c Carmine-Red and Rose Purple King George VI, 1942-1949 War Issue, A Group of 6 VFNH Booket Singles From Different Panes of 4 + 2 Labels, 6, and 3, Printed on Different Papers
A group of 6 well centered and very fine NH booklet singles of the 3c carmine-red or rose purple King George VI stamp from the 1942-1949 War Issue. Although not listed in Unitrade, these stamps exist on a variety of different papers, printed in different shades and with various gum types. Included in this group are:
- Lower right single from the pane of 4 +2 in deep carmine, on smooth vertical wove paper with smooth yellowish cream gum that has a satin sheen.
- Lower right single as above, but printed in a brighter shade of carmine-red and with gum that has a semi-gloss sheen.
- Upper right corner single from the pane of 4+2, and printed in rose-purple. Printed on smooth vertical wove paper, with smooth deep cream gum that has a satin sheen.
- Upper right corner single from the pane of 6. Printed on smooth vertical wove paper and with smooth deep cream gum that has a satin sheen. The stamps are printed in deep claret.
- Lower edge single from the pane of 4+2, with all characteristics as (3) above, but with light horizontal ribbing in the paper.
- Right edge single from the pane of 3, on smooth vertical wove paper, with deep cream gum that has a satin sheen. This stamp is a deep rose purple shade.
Unitrade values six VF-75 NH singles at $10.13. The stamps offered here grade 75, 80 and 84 as follows:
Margins/centering: 45/70, 50/70 and 54/70
Paper freshness: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5