Canada #411 $1 Carmine Lake Exports, 1962-1967 Cameo Issue, a VFNH Single DF Grayish Violet Ribbed Vertical Wove Paper, Smooth Cream Gum, Perf. 12x12
A very well centered and very fine NH single of the $1 carmine lake exports stamp of the 1962-1967 Cameo Issue, printed on dull fluorescent grayish violet paper.
This stamp was printed in three shades during it's life: carmine lake, deep carmine rose and carmine rose. The earlier printings were carmine-lake and the later printings are carmine-rose. The stamp was also printed on a variety of horizontal and vertical wove papers, and is found with both smooth and streaky cream gums. Some are also printed on paper that shows the mesh very clearly as well. Perforations vary greatly, with various combinations of 12. 11.95 11.9 and 11.85 and compounds being found.
The stamp offered here is perf. 12 and printed on vertical wove paper with clear vertical ribbing on the back, and smooth cream gum that has a satin sheen. It is printed in the carmine lake shade.
Unitrade lists this stamp at $12 in this grade. The single offered here grades 84 as follows:
Paper freshness: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5