Canada #37 3c Orange Red Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, Two Very Good Used Examples of the Mid and Late Montreal Printing, Perf. 12.25 on a Different Paper, Each With a Different Fancy Cancel

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Two very good used examples of the mid and late Montreal printing of the 3c orange-red Queen Victoria stamps from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, each with a different fancy cancel. Both are perf. 12.25. and are printed on a different horizontal wove paper. The stamp on the left is a pre-1880 printing with the position dot.  This stamp has a pencil notation on the back to the effect that the hollow bulls-eye target cancel is very scarce. The right stamp is a later printing that has no position dot. Unitrade values two fine used stamps at $4, but the value based on the cancellation interest is $10. The stamps offered here grade 60 as follows:

Centering/margins: 20/60 and 25/60

Paper freshness: 5/5 

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 5/10 and 10/10

Cancellation: 10/10

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