Canada #42 5c Deep Brownish Grey Small Queen Perf 12.25 Second Ottawa Printing Fine Mint OG With Unlisted "Feather" Flaw in the Lower Right Corner

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A fine mint OG example of the second Ottawa Printing of the five cent Small Queen, showing an unlisted "Feather" Flaw in the lower right corner. Deep brownish grey shade, and p. 12.25 on soft horizontal wove paper, with mottled gum. The variety is a "burr: that appears across the frameline in the lower right corner. Similar flaws are listed on the registration stamps, but this is the first one I have come across on a 5c Small Queen. Unitrade values a normal hinged stamp at $80, but flaws like this list for a lot of money when they finally do gain recognition, like the neck flaw, feather flaw on #38, strand of hair or the vampire bite on the #41. These varieties were not even listed 30 years ago and when they were first listed they weren't valued at anywhere near what they are listed at now. Don't miss this one! 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