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

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Four well centered and VF used examples of the second Ottawa printing of the 8c violet black, blue grey and slate Queen Victoria stamps from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue. The slate shade is represented by two slightly different shades. Various perfs between 12, 12.1, 12.2 and combinations thereof, and printed on soft wove paper with horizontal mesh.  Unitrade values these stamps at $42 in this grade. The stamps offered here grade 80 as follows:

Margins/centering: 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