Canada #34vi 1/2c Black Queen Victoria 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue a Fine Used Pair Showing the Major Re-Entry on the Right Stamp

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A fine used pair of the second Ottawa printing of the 1/2c black Queen Victoria stamp from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, showing the Pos. 98R1 major re-entry. Perf. 12. x 12.25, and printed on the soft vertical wove paper.

This fantastic re-entry shows major doubling of most parts of the design, as shown in the scans, including:

  1. All of the detail in the four corner ornaments in the frame. 
  2. "STAG" of "Postage.
  3. All the shading lines on the neck.
  4. All radial lines in the medallion from 3 o'clock to 7 o'clock.
  5. The "2" of "1/2".

Unitrade values a fine pair at $81. 

The pair offered here grades 68 as follows:

Centering/margins 30/60

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 8/10

Cancellation: 10/10