Lot 186 Canada # 79b 5c Blue on Pale Blue Queen Victoria, 1898-1902 Numeral Issue, A VFOG Example, Horizontal Wove Paper
A VFOG example of the 5c blue on pale blue Queen Victoria from the 1898-1902 Numeral Issue. Horizontal wove paper.
Unitrade values this stamp at $350. The stamp offered here grades 75 as follows:
Paper Freshness: 5/5
Absence of Visible Paper Flaws: 5/5
The Numeral issues are printed on at least four different types of wove paper. Unitrade lists some of these, but not all the varieties that exist. Firstly, all values can be found on medium vertical and medium horizontal wove papers. On all values except for the 5c, the vertical wove paper is more common. On the 5c most stamps are on horizontal wove paper. The vertical wove paper can then be found in a thinner, and a much thicker version, which resembles carton paper. Unitrade lists the thicker paper on the 2c violet, although I have seen this paper on at least the 2c carmine and 1c green. The thinner paper may exist on all values, though I have seen it so far on the 2c purple.