Lot 266 Canada #FWM45 5c Black and Dark Blue Queen Victoria 1897 Probate Issue, A VG Used Example With Scarcer Blue Control Numbers
A VG used example of the 5c dark blue Queen Victoria from the 1897 Weights and Measures issue with the blue control number. A shallow hinge thin on the back, that does not show through to the front reduces the grade from fine to VG. Still an acceptabe example of the scarcer issue with the blue control numbers.
Van Dam values this at $80. The stamp offered here grades 55 as follows:
Paper Freshness: 5/5
Absence of Visible Paper Flaws: 5/5
Adjustment for mentioned faults: -10 points.