Canada #76a 2c Deep Purple Queen Victoria 1898-1902 Numeral Issue on Thick Paper, a Fine NH Example

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A fresh and fine NH example of the 2c deep purple violet Queen Victoria stamp from the 1898-1902 Numeral Issue, on the thick toned paper. This is the late printing of this value made in 1899 shortly before the 2c carmine replaced it, due to a change in the postage rates. Unitrade values a F NH example at $200.  The stamp offered here grades 65 as follows:

Centering/margins: 40/70

Paper freshness: 5/5

Colour: 5/5

Impression: 5/5

Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5

Perforations: 5/10