Newfoundland #C17var (SG#234w) 75c Bistre, 1933 Labrador Issue Airmail, A Very Fine NH Mint Example of the Sideways Inverted Watermark

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A well centered and very fine NH single of the 75c bistre airmail stamp from the 1933 Labrador Issue, showing the sideways inverted watermark. Not listed in Unitrade. The normal sideways watermark on this issue shows the top of the shield to the right, as seen from the back of the stamp, but on this example the top of the shield is to the left. Line perf. 14.3. Gibbons lists it as #234w, with a catalogue value of 150 pounds, against a normal value of 50 pounds. Unitrade values a VF-75 NH normal stamp at $148.75. So, a fair value for an NH example of this watermark variety is approximately $450 (3 x $148). The stamp offered here grades 78 as follows:

Margins/centering: 50/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 8/10