Canada #41 3c Vermilion Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, A Fine Mint NH Example of the Second Ottawa Printing, Perf. 12 x 12.25

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A fine mint NH example of the 3c vermilion Queen Victoria stamp from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue. Printed on the newsprint-like horizontal wove paper in use during the period, and perf. 12 x 12.25. There are some very minor blemishes on the gum that are not due to hinging, and accordingly, I have used half of the normal NH premium to estimate the value of the stamp. Unitrade values this stamp in this grade at $60 for the full NH premium, so with these small blemishes it should be worth $37. The stamp offered here grades 65 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