Canada #140 (SG#265) 2c on 3c Very Dark Rose Red King George V, 1911-27 Admiral Issue, Two Line Surcharge, A VF Used Pair on Piece

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A well centered and very fine used pair of the 2c on 3c very dark rose red (carmine in Unitrade) die 1 dry printing Admiral two-line surcharge from the 1911-1928 Admiral issue. Cancelled in Victoria, BC and dated sometime in late February 1927, just a few months after issue.  Unitrade values a VF-75 used  pair at $80. Elusive, as only 100,000 were issued originally in 1926 in all grades. The pair offered here grades 76 as follows:

Centering/margins: 40/60

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 8/10

Cancellation: 8/10

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