Canada #37iii 3c Orange Red Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, Fine Unused Pair of the Montreal Printing on Vertical Wove Paper, Perf. 11.75 x 12

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A fine unused pair of the 3c orange red Queen Victoria stamp from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue. Printed on stout vertical wove paper, and perf. 11.75 x 12. Unitrade lists only 12 and 11.5 x 12 for this issue, but Gibbons makes clear that the mid-Montreal printings can be found both perf. 11.5 x 12 and 11.75 x 12. Slight oxidation of the colour, which reduces the grade somewhat, but still an attractive pair. Unitrade values this at $200. The pair offered here grades 72 as follows:

Centering/margins: 40/70
Paper freshness: 5/5
Colour: 2/5
Impression: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 5/10