Canada #345vi 2c Light Green Queen Elizabeth II, 1954-1962 Wilding Issue, A Fine NH Coil Jump Strip on Fluorescent Ribbed Horizontal Wove Paper, Showing the Damaged E Variety
A fine centered and NH jump strip of 4 of the 2c light green Queen Elizabeth II coil stamp from the 1954-1962 Wilding Issue, printed on a low fluorescent, vertically ribbed, horizontal wove paper, with smooth semi-gloss gum.
On this issue the paper used for printing the coil stamps mirrors that used for the sheet stamps, and the early printings are on horizontally ribbed paper. Later printings are on a smooth, horizontal wove paper that often shows light vertical ribbing. This ribbing can either be present on the print side of the paper, or on the gummed side. It is this later paper on which most of the listed fluorescent varieties are found. Most of the smooth papers are dull fluorescent under UV, but the colour of the reaction can vary quite widely, from a bright bluish white to a deeper violet reaction. This paper gives a low fluorescent flecked reaction under UV light.
In addition, this strip shows the "Damaged E" variety on the third stamp at the top left.
Unitrade lists this strip at $30 in the fine NH grade. The strip offered here grades F-70 as follows:
Paper freshness: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5