Canada #34, 34i 1/2c Black and Grey Black Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, Fine Mint OG Examples of the Second Ottawa Printing, Perf. 12

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Fine Mint OG examples of the 1/2c black and grey black Queen Victoria stamp from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue. All are printed on the newsprint-like wove paper that was in use during the Second Ottawa period, and all are perf. 12. Two are black shades and two are grey black shades. All four are slightly different shades. Unitrade values these stamps in these grades at $40. The stamps offered here grade 65, 68 and 70 as follows:

Centering/margins: 40/70
Paper freshness: 5/5
Colour: 5/5
Impression: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 10/10, 8/10 and 5/10