Newfoundland #222-222i 1933 Sir Humphrey Gilbert Issue, Specialty Group of 3 of the 15c Claret "Gilbert on the Squirrel" Showing Different Perforations, Shades and Inverted Watermarks

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A lovely specialized grouping of 3 very fine mint OG 15c claret "Gilbert on the Squirrel" stamps of the 1933 Sir Humphrey Gilbert Issue. The stamps of this issue are listed as comb 13.5 and line perf. 14, but there are many measurements in between that can be found, such as 13.4 x 13.5, 13.6 x 13.4, 13.6 x 13.3 and so forth. The stamps in this lot include:

  1. Normal watermark, printed in brownish claret, perf. 13.5.
  2. Inverted watermark, claret, perf. 13.7 x 13.5
  3. Inverted watermark, claret, perf. 13.6 x 13.4

Unitrade values VF-75 examples of the above 3 stamps at $125. All stamps grade either VF-75, or VF-80, as follows:

Centering/margins: 45/70 and 50/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10