Canada #36d, 36i 2c Pale Green and Grass Green Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, Three Fine and Very Fine Used Examples of the Late Montreal and Second Ottawa Printings

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Two very fine used and one fine example of the late Montreal and second Ottawa printings of the 2c pale green and 2c grass green Queen Victoria stamps from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue. All stamps are perf. 12, and each is printed on a slightly different paper or shade. From the left, we have a second Ottawa printing in grass green on the poor quality wove paper. In the middle we have an early second Ottawa printing in pale green on the poorer quality, soft horizontal wove paper and then finally a late Montreal printing in bluish green on soft horizontal wove paper. Unitrade values two VF-75 used singles and one F-65 single at $8. The stamps offered here grade 70, 75 and 80 as follows:

Margins/centering: 40/60, 35/60 and 30/60

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10

Cancellation: 10/10