Canada #37b 3c Indian Red Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, Fine Unused Single on Soft Horizontal Wove Paper, Perf. 12

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A fine unused example of the 3c Indian red Queen Victoria stamp from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue. Perf. 12 on soft horizontal wove paper. This is the Indian red shade, which comes from the first printing. It is similar to the copper red, but with more rust in the colour. Both shades come from the first printings made in 1870. Unitrade values this at $1,000 for fine OG, so unused should be worth approximately $500. The stamp offered here grades 65 as follows:

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