Newfoundland #56 1/2c Orange Red Newfoundland Dog, 1880-1896 Third Cents Issue, A Very Fine OG Example of the Scarce Reissue

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SKU Lot158

A very fine mint OG example of the 1/2c orange rose red Newfoundland Dog stamp from the 1880-1896 Third Cents Issue, on vertical wove paper, perf. 12. At first I thought this was the re-issue from 1896, however it is a variation of #56, which comes in many shades. Unitrade values this at $120. The stamp offered here grades 80 as follows:

Centering/margins: 50/70
Paper freshness: 5/5
Colour: 5/5
Impression: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 10/10