Canada #44 8c Violet Black Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, Very Fine Used Example, Perf. 12 x 12.25

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A very fine used example of the second Ottawa printing of the 8c violet black Queen Victoria stamp from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue Perf. 12 x 12.25, and printed on newsprint-like wove paper. Unitrade values a VF-75 used single at $10. The stamp offered here grades 75 as follows:

Margins/centering: 35/60

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 10/10

Cancellation: 10/10