Canada #38 5c Slate Green Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, Very Good Mint OG Example of the Montreal Printing, Perf. 12.1, on Horizontal Wove Paper

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A very good mint OG example of the 5c slate green Queen Victoria stamp from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue. Perf. 12.1 on stout horizontal wove paper, with deep cream gum. There is some toning on the gum that shows through to the front and is accounted for in the paper freshness score. Still a very scarce mint stamp. Unitrade values this stamp in this grade at $175. The stamp offered here grades 58 as follows:

Centering/margins: 35/70
Paper freshness: 0/5
Colour: 5/5
Impression: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 8/10