Canada #39b 6c Yellow Brown Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, A Fine Mint Example of the Mid Montreal Printing, Perf. 11.5 x 12

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A very fine appearing, but fine mint LH example of the mid Montreal printing of the 6c yellow brown Queen Victoria stamp from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue. Perf. 11.5 x 12, and printed on vertical wove paper with clear, fine mesh. This stamp has the characteristic matte, somewhat streaky gum that is common to all the perf. 11.5 x 12 printings. The top two perforations at the upper left are creased, which reduces the grade from VF to fine. Unitrade values a F-65 mint example at $500. A nice stamp nonetheless, despite the small fault. The stamp offered here grades 65 as follows:

Margins/centering: 45/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 0/10