Canada #196ii 2c Sepia Brown King George V, 1932-1935 Medallion Issue, A Very Fine NH Example of the Very Rare Dry Rotary Printing

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A very fine mint NH example of the 2c sepia brown King George V stamp from the 1932-1935 Medallion Issue, being the very rare dry rotary press printing.. The commonly seen rotary press stamps from this issue were printed using the wet method. However, as Boggs and Holmes have documented, in addition to the flat plate printings of the 4c through 13c, there were experimental rotary press printings of the 1c, 2c and 3c that were printed using the dry method. These a full 1/4 mm wider than the wet counterparts. In addition, the gum has the flat appearance that the flat plate printings have, but with gum breaker ridges that is common to rotary stamps. The 1c is reasonably common, but the 2c and 3c values are exceedingly rare. This is the first one we have seen. Unitrade values this at $100. The stamp offered here grades 80 as follows:

Centering/margins: 50/70
Paper freshness: 5/5
Colour: 5/5
Impression: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 10/10