Canada #356 5c Green and Orange Brown, 1955 Scout Jamboree Issue Complete Plate 1-1 Lower Right Sheet of 50, Perf. 11.9 x 11.95, Very Fine Mint NH
A well centered and fresh mint sheet of the 1955 World Scout Jamboree Issue, from the lower right position of plate 1-1. Line perf. 11.9 x 11.95 and printed on smooth, horizontal wove paper that shows very clear vertical ribbing and yellowish cream gum. There are two green plate position dots in the bottom selvage below position 46, one green dot in the right selvage, opposite position 45 and one orange brown dot opposite position 50. There is a vertical green cutting guideline line visible in the selvage at the lower left corner of the sheet, and horizontal green and orange-brown cutting guidelines at the upper right corner of the sheet. These guidelines were placed to guide the guillotines when the printer's sheet of 200 subjects was cut into four post office panes of 50. This issue is significant as it is the first to be printed on horizontal wove paper, with vertical ribbing. By 1962 this will be the standard printing format for the commemoratives, but at this point in the 1950's it was a new process. Unitrade value of 46 singles and 1 plate block is $28.05.