Canada #35 1c Yellow Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, Three Very Fine Used Examples of the Second Ottawa Printing, Each a Different Shade or Paper, Perf. 12

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Three very fine used examples of the second Ottawa printing of the 1c yellow Queen Victoria stamp from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, each printed in a slightly different shade of yellow. All stamps are printed on the poorer quality horizontal wove paper that was in use during this period. Unitrade values three VF-75 used singles at $4.50. The stamps offered here grade 75, 78 and 80 as follows:

Margins/centering: 35/60 and 40/60

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10 and 8/10

Cancellation: 10/10