Canada #35iii , 35vii 1c Yellow and Lemon Yellow Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, Three Very Fine Used Examples of the Mid Montreal Printing, Each a Different Shade or Paper, Perf. 11.75 x 12

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Three very fine used examples of the mid and late Montreal printings of the 1c yellow and lemon yellow Queen Victoria stamps from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, each printed in a slightly different paper, and in a different shade. All three stamps are perf. 11.75 x12. What Unitrade lists as perf. 11.5 x 12 actually comes in three different measurements, two of which are mentioned in Gibbons: 11.5 x 12, 11.75 x 12 and 11.6 x 12. This is because three different perforating machines were in use during this period.  Unitrade values three VF-75 used singles at $60. The stamps offered here grade 80, 78, and 75 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 

Cancellation: 10/10 and 8/10