Canada #41 3c Vermilion and Orange Vermilion Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, Three Very Fine and Fine Used Examples of the Second Ottawa Printing, Each a Slightly Different Shade and Each With a Different Fancy Cancel

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Three fine and very fine used examples of the second Ottawa printing of the 3c vermilion Queen Victoria stamp from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, each printed in a slightly different shade and each with a different fancy cancel. All are printed on the poor quality soft horizontal wove paper in use during the earlier part of the second Ottawa period. All stamps are perf. 12. Unitrade values three VF-75 used singles at $3, but fancy cancels are not common on second Ottawa printings, and the value for this group should be $15. The stamps offered here grade 70 and 75 as follows:

Margins/centering: 35/60 and 40/60

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 5/10 and 10/10

Cancellation: 10/10 

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