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Lot 80 Canada #117vi 10c Blue (Blue) King George V, 1911-1928 Admiral Issue, A Fine Used Single, Dry Printing on Thin Horizontal Wove Paper

Lot 80 Canada #117vi 10c Blue (Blue) King George V, 1911-1928 Admiral Issue, A Fine Used Single, Dry Printing on Thin Horizontal Wove Paper

A fine used left shet margin single of the 10c blue King George V from the 1922-1928 Admiral Issue on horizontal wove paper, dry printing. These are very scarce, as the vast majority were precancelled. This paper is the same as the experimental thin paper, but with horizontal mesh. Although sheet stamps with straight edges used to be frowned upon, this is changing, as these stamps are not much different from booklet singles and booklet singles have been considered fully collectible now for well over 30 years. In fact finding nicely centered straight edged sheet stamps is a challenge, as many were re-perforated.

Unitrade values this at $80. The stamp offered here grades 70 as follows:

Centering/Margins: 35/60

Paper Freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of Visible Paper Flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10

Cancellation: 5/10
Unitrade's treatment of the Admiral issue is quite simplified in the sense that only the broad shade groups are listed, and the retouched frameline is only listed on a few values, even though most of the first colours of each value can be found with both retouched frame and normal frame in the upper right spandrel of the design. In terms of shades, what we have done is to sort the stamps into each identifiable shade, name them using the Gibbons Stamp Colour Key and then attempt to assign each shade to one of the groups listed in Unitrade. This is fairly easy to do when you have all the shades identified and laid next to one another. The difference between the retouched and redrawn frameline is another source of confusion for many collectors. Basically, the normal frame, from the early printings has horizontal shading lines that terminate in a uniform straight line, with no vertical line connecting them. The retouched frameline is a light vertical line which has been added to join all the horizontal shading lines. It is generally only found on wet printings. The re-drawn frameline on the other hand is a thicker, heavier line and is only found on dry printings.

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