Canada #34ii 1/2c Black Queen Victoria 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue a Very Fine NH Example of the Montreal Printing on Thick White Paper, Perf. 12 x 12.25

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A very fine NH example of the late  Montreal printing of the 1/2c black Queen Victoria stamp from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, on the thick white paper. Perf. 12 x 12.25  with thick brownish gum. There are two very minor spots of gum disturbance at the top of the stamp, but the gum has not been hinged, and these two spots are very minor. Unitrade values a VF-75 NH example at $175. 

The stamp offered here grades 75 as follows:

Centering/margins 45/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10