Gold Coast #10 (SG#9) 1/2d Olive Yellow Queen Victoria, 1883 Crown CA Keyplate Issue, Comb Perf. 14, a Fine Used Example

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A very fine appearing, but fine used example of the 1/2d olive yellow Queen Victoria stamp from the 1883 Crown CA Keyplate issue. A light diagonal crease in the lower left corner reduces the grade to fine from VF.  

    Gibbons lists this stamp in fine OG for 85 pounds, (approx. $170). In this condition it should be worth approximately $80-$90.   The stamp offered here grades 68 as follows:

    Centering/Margins: 40/60

    Paper freshness: 5/5 

    Colour: 5/5

    Impression: 5/5 

    Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5 

    Perforations: 10/10 

    Cancellation: 8/10

    Adjustment for light crease: -10 points