Canada #21vii 1/2c Intense Black Queen Victoria, 1868-1897 Large Queen Issue, An Almost VF Used Example of the Scarce Bothwell Paper

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An almost VF centered and lightly CDS used example of the scarcer Bothewell paper, which can be distinguished by the vertical mesh, as well as its porosity. Beautiful sharp impression and intense black colour. I have only graded this as fine because it is centered a little too far to the left to qualify as VF. Perf 12 x 12.1. Unitrade values this stamp in this grade at $200. The stamp offered here grades 70 as follows:

Centering/margins: 30/60
Paper freshness: 5/5
Colour: 5/5
Impression: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 10/10

Cancellation: 10/10