Canada #37 3c Orange Red Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, Three Fine or Very Fine Used Examples of the Late Montreal Printing, Each Cancelled With a Different Cancellation

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Two very fine used and one fine used example of the late Montreal printing of the 3c orange-red Queen Victoria stamp from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, each cancelled with a different cancel. All three are printed on horizontal wove paper with coarse mesh and are perf. 12.25. The centre stamp looks VF, but has a very tiny split in the top margin between the second and third perforation at upper right. Unitrade values three VF-75 used singles at $6, but for these cancels my estimate is $10.. The stamps offered here grade 76, 74 and 80 as follows:

Margins/centering: 40/60, 44/60

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10 and 8/10

Cancellation: 10/10 and 8/10

Adjustment for small tear on middle stamp: -10 points