Canada #485 (SG#627) 5c Vermilion, Buff And Black 1968 Henri Bourassa HF Paper, A VFNH Example Showing Dramatic Shift of the Vignette

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A very well centered and very fine NH example of the Canada 5c vermilion, buff and black Henri Bourassa stamp from 1968, showing a dramatic leftward shift of the vignette, so that his shoulder cuts into the "5" and his head encroaches on the newspaper text. This must be fairly scarce because it is the very first example I have come across of a colour shift on this value. 

Unitrade does not list these kinds of shifts, but my estimate of its value is $20. The stamp offered here grades 84 as follows:

Centering/margins: 54/70 
Paper freshness: 5/5 
Colour: 5/5 
Impression: 5/5 
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5 
Perforations: 10/10


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