Lot 116 Canada #153 5c Blackish Purple King George V, 1928-1929 Scroll Issue, Fine OG Examples, Streaky Cream Gum With a Semi-Gloss Sheen, Showing Unlisted Plate Flaws

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SKU Lot 116 July 7, 2021

Fine OG examples of the 5c blackish purple King George V from the 1928-1929 Scroll Issue showing unlisted plate flaws. With streaky cream gum with a semi-gloss sheen. Although not listed specifically by Unitrade, the stamps of this issue exist with two different gum types, as well as subtle shade variations of every value in the set. The gum types found are either a streaky cream gum with a semi-gloss sheen, or a similar type of gum without the streaks. Each of the stamps in this lot has a different unlisted plate flaw as follows:

(1) A die flaw under the first A of Canada.
(2) A line inside the second A of Canada.
(3) A die flaw under the left 5.

It is not clear whether or not these varieties are constant, though they may be listed in Hans Reiche's book on these issues. Although minor, any variety on these issues is significant, due to how few of them there are.

Unitrade values these at $16. The stamps offered here grade 70 as follows:

Centering/Margins: 40/70

Paper Freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of Visible Paper Flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10

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