Canada #404v 4c Deep Red Queen Elizabeth II, 1962-1967 Cameo Issue, Five Winnipeg Split Bar Pairs, All With Deep Strength Tagging, Different Perfs, Band Widths and Gums

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Five very well centered and very fine NH pairs of the 4c deep red stamp of the 1962-1967 Cameo Issue, printed on smooth DF paper, and tagged with deep strength 9-10 mm split tagging bars (5 x 9-10 mm bars per pane). The pairs included are as follows:

  • 9 mm bands, perf. 11.9 with smooth gum.
  • 9 mm bands, perf. 11.95 x 11.9 with smooth gum.
  • 9 mm bands, perf. 11.95 with smooth gum.
  • 9 mm bands, perf. 11.95 x 12 with smooth gum.
  • 10 mm bands, perf. 11.95 x 11.9 with 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 these pairs at $15 in this grade. The pairs offered here grade 84 and 80 as follows:

Centering/Margins 54/70 and 50/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5 

Perforations: 10/10


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