Canada #104ii 1c Deep Yellow Green, King George V 1911-1928 Admiral Issue Very Fine Mint Corner Sheet Margin Single

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A very fine mint NH example of the 1c deep yellow green King George V stamp from the 1911-1928 Admiral Issue, from the bottom right corner of an inside pane. Although they have not historically been popular with collectors, straight edged stamps of this issue are useful for establishing the approximate printing date and plate. The reason for this is that before the 1920's the sheets were perforated all around and had gutters between them, so they were separated prior to distribution to post offices. Starting in the 1920's until 1935 sheets were guillotined apart, which resulted in the inside edges of these sheets being imperforate. So, this particular shade comes from a post 1921 printing, and both the gum and the fact that this example has two straight edges supports its classification. Well centered, straight edged stamps are much less common now than they once were, because many were re-perforated to get rid of the straight edge and to please collectors.  Unitrade values a VF-75 NH single at $150. The stamp offered here grades 75 as follows:

Centering/margins: 45/70
Paper freshness: 5/5
Colour: 5/5
Impression: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 10/10

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