Canada #404x 4c Bright Red Queen Elizabeth II, 1962-1967 Cameo Issue, Six VFNH Winnipeg Split Bar Pairs, With Different Tagging Strengths, Perfs and Gums

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Six very well centered and very fine NH pairs of the 4c bright red stamp of the 1962-1967 Cameo Issue, printed on smooth DF paper, and tagged with deep and light strength 8 mm split tagging bars (5 x 8 mm bars per pane). The pairs included are as follows:

  • deep bands, perf 11.9, streaky gum.
  • deep bands, perf. 11.95, streaky gum.
  • deep bands, perf. 11.9 x 12, smooth gum.
  • light bands, perf. 11.85 x 11.9, streaky gum.
  • light bands, perf. 11.95 x 11.85, smooth gum.
  • light bands, perf. 11.85 x 11.9, smooth 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 $12 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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