Newfoundland #55 5c Bright Blue Harp Seal, 1880-1896 Third Cents Issue A Fine Mint VLH Example of the Re-Issue With Re-Entry in Upper Right Corner

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SKU Lot138

A fine mint OG example of the 5c bright blue Harp seal stamp from the 1880-1896 Third Cents Issue, showing a re-entry in the upper left corner. Printed on soft horizontal wove paper, with deep yellowish cream gum, and perf. 12. The re-entry consists of doubling of the vertical shading lines in the upper left corner ornament. Unitrade values this at $30. The stamp offered here grades 68 as follows:

Centering/margins: 40/70
Paper freshness: 5/5
Colour: 5/5
Impression: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 8/10