Canada #37ii, 37iii 3c Dull Red and Orange Red Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, Three Very Good or Fine Used Examples of the Mid-Montreal Printing, Perf. 11.6 x 12 on Different Papers, Each With a Fancy Cancel

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One fine and two very good used examples of the mid-Montreal printing of the 3c dull red and orange-red Queen Victoria stamps from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, each cancelled with a different fancy cork. All three are perf. 11.6 x 12 and are printed on a different paper type (two are on horizontal wove, with one being soft and the other stout, while the third is on vertical wove). Unitrade values three fine used stamps at $22.50. However, based on the cancels a fair value for these is $18. The stamps offered here grade 55, 58 and 70 as follows:

Centering/margins: 15/60, 25/60 and 30/60

Paper freshness: 3/5 and 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10

Cancellation: 5/10, 10/10

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