Canada #38 5c Deep Slate Green Small Queen Perf 12.15 x 12.25 Late Montreal Printing Fine Mint OG

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A fresh and fine mint OG example of the late Montreal Printing of the five cent Small Queen. Deep slate green shade, and p. 12.15 x 12.25 on soft vertical wove paper, characteristic of the very late Montreal prntings. Unitrade values a F-65 mint OG example at $300. The stamp offered here grades F-70 as follows:

Centering/margins: 40/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10