Lot 80 Canada #54 5c Dark Blue Queen Victoria, 1897 Diamond Jubilee Issue, A VGOG Example
A VGOG example of the 5c dark blue Queen Victoria from the 1897 Diamond Jubilee Issue. There are two moderate thin spots on the back, a tear at the top and a considerable amount of gum on the face of the stamp. It is hard to say for sure, but this gum may not be original, though the gum on the back definitely is original. These issues reduce the grade from VF to VG.
Unitrade values this at $10. The stamp offered here grades 55 as follows:
Paper Freshness: 0/5
Absence of Visible Paper Flaws: 5/5
Pane Edges: 10/10
Adjustment for mentioned faults: -20 points.