Canada #280 3c Rose Plum King George VI in Air Force Uniform, 1942-1949 War Issue, Very Fine NH Perf. 9.5 Coil Pair on Vertical Ribbed Horizontal Wove With Cream Gum

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A very well centered and very fine NH pair of the 3c rose plum perf. 9.5 coil stamp from the 1942-1949 War Issue, on horizontal wove paper that shows clear vertical ribbing and smooth cream gum that has a satin sheen. These coils were later printings, issued after 1947 that replaced the earlier perf. 8 coils. They exist on at least 2 types of paper, one showing light vertical ribbing on the gum and another that does not show this ribbing. The last pair that I offered was the other printing on the smooth paper. Unitrade values a VFNH pair at $42. The pair offered here grades 75 as follows:

Centering/margins: 45/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10