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Bidboard # 1951
Lot # 49
Catalogue Value or Estimate: $350.00
Current Bid: $13
Canada # 25 Trial Colour Plate Proof

Rare trial colour proof on card of the 3c Large Queen, in a shade of red very close to the issued colour. These proofs were "working proofs", used to clean up any plate flaws and to use as colour keys for the printers. This proof was most likely placed in a printer's production binder (note glue residue on the corners of the reverse). Typical small faults at right noted for the record (small tear, surface scuff, adhesive residue). Listed in "The Essays & Proofs of British North America" by Minuse & Pratt as catalogue #26P9. Estimate =