Lot 191 Canada #88 2c on 3c Deep Carmine Rose Queen Victoria, 1899 Provisional Issue, Four Fine CDS Used Examples, Each With Different Towns
Five VF CDS used examples of the 2c on 3c carmine Queen Victoria from the 1899 Provisional Issue on vertical wove paper. The first is cancelled with an August 8, 1899 Wroxeter, ON CDS cancel. The second is cancelled with a Septmber 15, 1899 Hallville, CDS. The third is cancelled with what appears to be an August 11, 1899 Kemptville ON CDS. The fourth stamp is cancelled with a July 23, 1900 Toronto RPO cancel. Finally the fifth stamp is cancelled with an August 15, 1899 Vancouver BC CDS.
Unitrade values these at $18.75. The stamps offered here grade 65 and 70 as follows:
Centering/Margins: 30/60 and 35/60
Paper Freshness: 5/5
Absence of Visible Paper Flaws: 5/5 and 0/5
Perforations: 10/10 and 5/10