Canada #41 3c Black Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, Fine Used Example of a Fully Oxidized Vermilion Second Ottawa Printing

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SKU Lot121

A fine used example of the 3c vermilion Queen Victoria stamp from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue. Printed on the soft horizontal wove paper. The colour has completely oxidized, changing from vermilion to black. This provides a nice display example to show what can happen to the ink on this stamp. Est. $5. The stamp offered here grades 70 as follows:

Centering/margins: 30/60
Paper freshness: 5/5
Colour: 5/5
Impression: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 10/10
Cancellation: 10/10