Newfoundland #55 5c Bright Blue Harp Seal, 1880-1896 Third Cents Issue, Fine Mint NH Example of the Second Ottawa Printing on Soft Horizontal Wove, Perf. 12.1

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A fine mint NH example of the 5c bright blue Harp Seal stamp from the 1880-1896 Third Cents Issue. Printed on soft horizontal wove paper, and with cream gum that has a semi-gloss sheen. Perf. 12.1.  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