Canada #18a 12.5c Blue Green Queen Victoria, 1859-1867 First Cents Issue, Very Fine Used Single on Unlisted Thin Paper, Perf. 12

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A very fine used example of the 12.5c blue green Queen Victoria stamp from the 1859-1867 First Cents Issue. Perf. 12 on a very thin vertical wove paper, which is not listed in Unitrade. It definitely should be, given that the thin paper is listed on several other values in the set. Unitrade values this stamp in this grade at $200 for the normal paper. As a point of reference, the very thin paper on the 1c catalogues $500 in VF and the same paper on the 5c catalogues $450. So, a reasonable value for the same variety on this value is $475. The stamp offered here grades 75 as follows:

Centering/margins: 40/60
Paper freshness: 5/5
Colour: 5/5
Impression: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 5/10 (minor crease of UL corner perf tip)
Cancellation: 10/10