Canada #86b 2c Deep Blue, Black and Carmine, Mercator Projection 1898 Imperial Penny Postage Issue, a Fine NH Mint Example

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A fine NH mint example of the 2c deep blue, black and carmine Mercator Projection stamp from the 1898 Imperial Penny Postage Issue.  The ocean colour appears lined, rather than solid, as was the case for the lavender and grey ocean colours. Unitrade values this stamp in this grade at $60. The stamp offered here grades 70 as follows:

Centering/margins: 40/70
Paper freshness: 5/5
Colour: 5/5
Impression: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 10/10