Canada #27 6c Dark Brown Queen Victoria, 1868-1897 Large Queen Issue, A VF Appearing But VG Used Example on Duckworth Paper 4, From Plate 1

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A well centered and very fine appearing used example of the 6c dark brown Queen Victoria stamp from the 1868-1897 Large Queen Issue, on Duckworth Paper 4, from plate 1, and showing the characteristic plate dot at lower left.  Perf. 12, on stout horizontal wove paper with clear mesh, known as Duckworth paper 4.   There is a small internal split just below the Queen's chin, which is just visible from the front, and which reduces the grade from VF to VG.  Unitrade values a VG used example at $30. The stamp offered here grades 59 as follows:

Centering/margins: 44/60

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 5/10

Cancellation: 10/10

Adjustment for internal tear: -20 points