Lot 192 Canada #88 2c on 3c Deep Carmine Rose Queen Victoria, 1899 Provisional Issue, Three VF CDS Used Examples, Each With Different Unlisted Plate Marking or Flaw

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SKU Lot-192-January-12-2022

Three VF CDS used examples of the 2c on 3c carmine Queen Victoria from the 1899 Provisional Issue on vertical wove paper, each showing a different unlisted plate flaw. The first shows a small line eminating from the left "3", or a "hooked 3" . This appears to be cancelled with a September 1, 1899 Hull CDS. The second shows signficant die flaws around the lettering of "Canada". This is cancelld with a portion of the flag cancel. The last stamp shows three guide dots: one on the upper right corner, one at left centre in the margin and one at right, about 3/4 of the way to the top. It has a light 1899 CDS cancel.

Unitrade values these at $22.50 for the basic normal stamps. The stamps offered here grade 75 and 80 as follows:

Centering/Margins: 40/60

Paper Freshness: 5/5, 4/5 and 0/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of Visible Paper Flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10

Cancellation: 10/10 and 6/10

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