Canada #44a-b 8c Blue Grey & Slate Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, Three Very Fine Used Examples

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Three well centered and VF used examples of the second Ottawa printing of the 8c blue grey and slate Queen Victoria stamps from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue. The slate shade is represented by two slightly different shades. Perf. 12 x 12.2, and printed on soft wove paper with horizontal mesh.  There is a light diagonal bend on the blue grey shade, but it is not a full-on crease and is not visible from the front. Unitrade values three VF used examples at $32. The stamps offered here grade 84, 78 and 75 as follows:

Margins/centering: 44/60 and 40/60

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10 and 8/10

Cancellation: 10/10

Adjustment for light diagonal bend on blue grey stamp: -5 points