Canada #63 $3 Yellow Bistre Queen Victoria, 1897 Diamond Jubilee Issue, A Presentable Good Regummed Example
A well centered and presentable good mint example of the $3 yellow bistre Queen Victoria stamp from the 1897 Diamond Jubilee Issue. This is the most elusive of all the Jubilee issue stamps, with only 13,500 being printed in 1897.
The stamp appears to have most likely gotten damaged when a hinge was removed, causing a thin and a lateral tear at the top between the "AD" of Canada. An expert regummer has attempted to conceal this by deepening the perf hole where the tear was, to conceal the tear, and the regumming conceals the thin, or at least attempts to. These faults reduce the grade from very fine to good.
Unitrade values this stamp at $600 for VG, so good OG would be worth approximately $300 and regummed should be $150 or so. The stamp offered here grades 49 as follows:
Paper freshness: 4/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Adjustment for thin and lateral tear: -25 points