Canada #96 (SG#188) 1/2c Brown Black Quebec Tercentenary Fine Mesh Paper VF-78 NH


A well centered and very fine mint OG NH example of the 1/2c brown black Prince and Princess of Wales stamp from the 1908 Quebec Tercentenary Issue. Printed on vertical wove paper showing fine vertical mesh. The gum is a smooth, shiny yellowish cream. Unitrade values a VF-75 NH example at $45. The stamp offered here grades 78 as follows:

Centering/margins: 50/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 8/10