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

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Two fine used examples of the mid Montreal printing of the 1c lemon yellow Queen Victoria stamp from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, each printed in a slightly different shade, on a different paper. Both stamps are perf. 11.75 x 12 and both are cancelled with dated Montreal split ring cancels (1877 and 1881). The 1881 dated stamp is printed in a very thick and stiff vertical wove paper, while the 1877 dated copy is on a similar paper that is not quite as thick or stiff. Unitrade values two F-65 used singles at $20. The stamps offered here grade 68 as follows:

Margins/centering: 30/60

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10 

Cancellation: 8/10