Canada #39d 6c Deep Brown Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, A Very Good Mint Example of the Late Montreal Printing, Perf. 12

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A very poorly centered but sound and thus very good mint OG example of the late Montreal printing of the 6c deep brown Queen Victoria stamp from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue.  Perf. 12, and printed on horizontal stout wove paper with clear, fine mesh. This stamp has the characteristic thick gum that is common to all the late Montreal printings.  Unitrade values a VG-55 mint example at $150. The stamp offered here grades 55 as follows:

Margins/centering: 25/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10