Canada #19 17c Dark Blue Jacques Cartier 1859-1867 First Cents Issue, a Very Good Appearing But Good Used Example Perf. 11.75 x 12

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A highly presentable, very good appearing, but good used 17c dark blue Jacques Cartier stamp from the 1859-1867 First Cents Issue.  Perf. 11.75 x 12 , on stout wove paper with no clear mesh.  There is a small corner crease at upper right, which is not visible from the front, but reduces the grade from VG to good. 

Unitrade values a VG used example at $60, so fine should be worth $30 or so. The stamp offered here grades 48 as follows:

Centering/margins: 20/60

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5 

Perforations: 10/10

Cancellation: 8/10

Adjustment for small corner crease: -10 points

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.