Lot 395 Canada #F2i 5c Green Engine Turning, 1875-1897 Registered Letter Stamps, Nine Fine Used Examples Second Ottawa Printings on Different Papers, Various Perfs
Nine fine used examples of the 5c green engine Turning from the 1875-1897 Registered Letter Stamps second Ottawa printings on different papers, various perfs. The group is unchecked as to exact perf on each stamp. Unitrade lists the normal perf as 12, but in actual fact it varies from 12 to 12.25 on both sides, with the Second Ottawa printings generally being 12.1 to 12.25 and combinations thereof. Papers have also not been checked and can include soft vertical and horizontal wove papers.
Unitrade values these at $27. The stamps offered here grade between 65 and 70 as follows:
Centering/Margins: 35/60, 30/60 and 25/60
Paper Freshness: 5/5
Absence of Visible Paper Flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 10/10 and 5/10