Canada #37b 3c Indian Red Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, A Scarce Fine Unused Example of the First Ottawa Printing

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A scarce and seldom seen fine unused example of the Indian red 3c Queen Victoria stamp from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue. The Indian red is from the first Ottawa printing made in early 1870, and is the scarcest of all the printings of this value, other than the perf. 12.5. This example is perf. 12 x 12. Unitrade values a F OG example at $1,000, so an unused example should still be worth $500.  The stamp offered here grades 68 as follows:

Centering/margins: 45/70

Paper freshness: 3/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5 

Perforations: 5/10