Bidboard # 1885
Lot # 46
Catalogue Value or Estimate: $100.00
Current Bid: $36
Canada # 522i VARIETY, 528i VARIETY

VF mint NH examples of the 5c and 6c identical centre blocks from the 1970 Xmas "Childrens' Drawings" issue. Scarce blocks, listed in many catalogues and illustrated in many albums. The 5c block shows only a very faint "split dot" version of the "M.A" variety (#522iii), unlike any example of this variety I've seen to date, either an early state of this plate flaw or a later attempted correction (removal) of the dot. The 6c block is WITHOUT the "scratch through window" variety (much scarcer than a block with the variety and worth a 50% premium as such). Estimate