Canada #42 5c Deep Brownish Grey Small Queen Perf 12 x 12.25 Second Ottawa Printing Very Fine NH With Light Gum Disturbance

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A very fine and fresh NH mint example of the second Ottawa Printing of the five cent Small Queen. Deep brownish grey shade, and p. 12 x 12.25 on newsprint-like wove. There is a very light overall gum disturbance that is not from a hinge, so the stamp will be valued as a hinged example, even though it is not actually hinged. Unitrade values a VF-75 mint OG example at $300. The stamp offered here grades VF-75 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