Canada #44a 8c Blue Grey Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, Very Fine Used Example

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A very fine used example of the second Ottawa printing of the 8c blue grey Queen Victoria stamp from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue. Perf. 12.25 x 12, and printed on soft horizontal wove paper with clear, fine mesh. Unitrade values a VF-75 used single at $12. The stamp offered here grades 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

Cancellation: 10/10