Newfoundland #55 5c Bright Blue Harp Seal, 1880-1896 Third Cents Issue, Fine Mint OG Example of the Second Ottawa Printing on Soft Horizontal Wove, Showing Re-Entry in Upper Left Corner, Perf. 12.1

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SKU Lot141

A fine mint OG example of the 5c bright blue Harp Seal stamp from the 1880-1896 Third Cents Issue. Printed on soft horizontal wove paper, and with cream gum that has a semi-gloss sheen. Perf. 12.1. The re-entry consists of doubling of all the vertical shading lines in the upper left corner ornament. Unitrade values this stamp in this grade 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