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

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Two very fine used and one fine used 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 late Montreal printing in pale green on soft horizontal wove paper. In the middle we have an early second Ottawa printing in deep green on the poorer quality, soft horizontal wove paper and then finally an early Montreal printing in grass green on soft horizontal wove paper. Unitrade values two VF-75 used singles and one F-65 single at $6.50. The stamps offered here grade 68, and 75 as follows:

Margins/centering: 30/60, 35/60

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 8/10 and 10/10

Cancellation: 10/10