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

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Two very fine used examples of the mid-Montreal printing of the 3c bright orange-red Queen Victoria stamp from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, each printed on a different stout wove paper. Both three are perf. 11.75 x 12, which is a variation of the perf. 11.5 x 12 (Gibbons lists both 11.75 x 12 and 11.5 x 12). The left stamp is printed on horizontal wove paper with clear mesh and the right stamp is printed on vertical wove paper with indistinct mesh. Unitrade values two VF-75 used singles at $30. The stamps offered here grade 75 and 78 as follows:

Margins/centering: 40/60

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

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