New Brunswick #7c & 8a 2c Yellow Orange and 5c Blue Green, 1860-1867 Cents Issue,VG Unused Examples


Presentable, but VG unused examples of the 2c yellow orange Queen Victoria and 5c dark green and 5c blue green Queen Victoria stamps from the 1860-1867 Cents issue.  Unitrade values these stamps in fine mint at $22.50, so VG unused should be worth about $5. The stamps offered here grade  65 as follows:

Centering/margins: 35/70
Paper freshness: 0/5 
Colour: 5/5
Impression: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 0/10 and 10/10

On this issue, like the 1859-1867 Cents issue of Canada and the 1860-1867 Cents issue of New Bruswick, the standards for centering are one grade lower than what they normally would be, due to how poorly centered these issues are. So, a VG stamp will be heavily cutting into the design on 1 oe 2 sides. Examples that just cut the outer framelines can still be fine, as long as there are no other faults. Similarly, stamps with the perforations clear of the design on all sides are generally VF, provided there are no faults.