Canada #411i $1 Carmine Rose Exports, 1962-1967 Cameo Issue, a Fine NH LR Plate 1 Block, Horizontal LF-fl Wove, Streaky Gum, Perf. 11.95
A fine NH lower right plate block of the $1 carmine rose exports stamp of the 1962-1967 Cameo Issue, printed on the so called "low fluorescent paper". In actuality, it is dull fluorescent flecked with a sparse concentration of low fluorescent fibres that make it look much brighter than the standard dull fluorescent or non-fluorescent papers.
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 block offered here is perf. 11.95 and printed on horizontal wove paper with no visible ribbing and streaky cream gum. It is printed in the carmine rose shade.
Unitrade lists this block at $125 for the fine NH grade. The block offered here grades 70 as follows:
Paper freshness: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5