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

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A very fine tiny cover franked with the 3c brown red Queen Victoria stamp from the 1868-1897 Large Queen Issue. Sent from Toronto to what appears to be Peterborough on June 29, 1869, and franked with a single 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. Unitrade does not list the Duckworth paper 8 on cover, but does list a F used single at $300. This is a very fine cover, based on the condition of the envelope. So, it's value should be approximately $350. 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.