Canada #28i 12.5c Milky Blue Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Large Queen Issue, A Good Unused Example

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A good unused example of the 12.5c milky blue Queen Victoria stamp from the 1870-1897 Large Queen Issue. The stamp was regummed at some point to appear OG and much gum got onto the face of the stamp. I soaked it and managed to remove the gum on the back, but not the gum that was on the face. The presence of this, in addition to the short perfs on the top reduce the grade from F-65 to G-45. Nonetheless a presentable example of the Duckworth paper 10. Unitrade values this stamp in this grade at $125. The stamp offered here grades 45 as follows:

Centering/margins: 35/70
Paper freshness: 5/5
Colour: 5/5
Impression: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 0/10 Adjustment for gum on face: -10 points