Canada #35iv 1c Red Orange Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, First Ottawa Printing on Silky Soft Horizontal Wove, Perf. 11.9 x 12, Fine Used

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A fine used example of the 1c red-orange Queen Victoria stamp from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, from the First Ottawa printing, perf. 11.9 x 12.  Printed on the silky smooth horizontal wove paper, often described as identifying first Ottawa printings. Indistinct Halifax grid cancel. Unitrade values a fine used example at $20.  The stamp 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: 10/10

Cancellation: 8/10