Canada #25iii 3c Brown Red Queen Victoria, 1868-1897 Large Queen Issue, Single Usage on May 1869 Cover From Toronto

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A very fine small cover franked with the 3c brown red Queen Victoria stamp from the 1868-1897 Large Queen Issue. Sent from Toronto to Montreal on May 25, 1869 and franked with a slightly oxidized 3c brown red, on what I believe to be the Duckworth Paper 8, just based on the smoothness of the paper and its apparent thickness. May 26, 1869 Montreal backstamp. The cover is slightly redused at the left, but is otherwise very fine. Unitrade does not list the Duckworth paper 8 on cover, but does list a VF used single at $600. There is a possibility that it might be Duckworth paper 9, based on my examination of off-cover examples and comparison of the printed surface to what is on this cover. However, that paper is just as scarce as the Duckworth paper 8, and should therefore have at least the same value. Est. $750.