Canada #37 3c Orange Red Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, Three Very Fine Used Examples of the Mid Montreal Printing, Each a Slightly Different Shade

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Three very fine used examples of the mid (pre-1880) Montreal printing of the 3c orange-red Queen Victoria stamp from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, each printed in a slightly different shade. All three are printed on stout horizontal wove paper and are perf. 12. Two have the characteristic position dot at lower left, that is found on pre-1880 printings from columns 2-9 of all sheets. Unitrade values three VF-75 used singles at $6. The stamps offered here grade 80, 78 and 84 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