Canada #39d 6c Brown Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, Good Mint NH Single of the Late Montreal Printing on Crisp Vertical Wove Paper, Perf. 12.25

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A good mint NH example of the 6c brown Queen Victoria stamp from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue. Perf. 12.25, and printed on crisp vertical wove with yellowish gum. There is a vertical crease that is not visible from the front and a small black ink blob above the right 6. Both these issues reduce the grade from fine to good. Still a presentable example of the scarce late Montreal printing. Unitrade values this at $93.75. The stamps offered here grade 50 as follows:

Centering/margins: 35/70
Paper freshness: 5/5
Colour: 5/5
Impression: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 10/10
Adjustment for vertical crease and ink spot: -15 points