Canada #14viii 1c Rose Queen Victoria 1859-1867 First Cents Issue, a Very Fine Used Example, Perf. 12 x 11.75
A well centered and reasonably centered and very fine used example of the 1c rose Queen Victoria stamp from the 1859-1867 First Cents Issue. Perf. 12 x 11.75, on stout wove paper with no clear mesh. This is comes from one of the intermediate printings made between 1861 and 1864. Moderate grid cancel.
Unitrade values a very fine used example at $125. The stamp offered here grades 76 as follows:
Paper freshness: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Note: on this issue Unitrade uses relative grading, due to the poor centering on the issue in general. So what I would grade as VG will be F in Unitrade. What I would grade as F will be VF and what I would grade as VF would be superlative, and well over the Unitrade value for VF. So to avoid confusion I have altered my grading to correspond to Unitrade's grading scale on this issue only.