Canada #403vii 3c Reddish Slate Lilac Queen Elizabeth II, 1962-1967 Cameo Issue, a VFNH Strip of Three, Winnipeg Tagged With Medium Strength Wide and Narrow Tag Bars

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A very fine NH strip of 3 of the 3c reddish slate lilac stamp of the 1962-1967 Cameo Issue, printed on smooth DF paper, and tagged with wide and narrow bars. The tagging is of medium strength, the strip is perf. 11.9 and has streaky gum.  

The tagging on this issue does exhibit some differences that are not specifically mentioned in Unitrade. The main one is that the strength varies from light, which is almost invisible, to moderate, which is visible, but not dark, and finally to dark, in which the bands appear deep yellow. The width of the bands also varies from the standard width of between 8-9 mm to a smaller size of 7 mm, which was applied at the outer columns of the panes of some, but not all printings. 

Unitrade lists this strip at $15 in this grade. The strip 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


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