Lot 79 Canada #146 5c Blackish Purple & Blackish Plum D'Arcy McGee, 1927 Historical Issue, VFOG Examples, 2 Types of Gum
VFOG examples of the 5c blackish purple & blackish plum D'Arcy McGee from the 1927 Historical Issue. With 2 types of gum. 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.Two of the stamps are have the streaky gum and are in two slightly different shades, while the third stamp, printed in blackish plum has the smooth gum.
Unitrade values these at $18. The stamps offered here grade between 75 and 84 as follows:
Centering/Margins: 45/70, 50/70 and 54/70
Paper Freshness: 5/5
Absence of Visible Paper Flaws: 5/5