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 late (post-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 vertical wove paper and are perf. 12. Two have the characteristic position dot in the lower left corner, that is found on printings made before 1880. Unitrade values three VF-75 used singles at $6. The stamps offered here grade 82, 75 and 78 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 5/10 

Cancellation: 10/10 and 8/10