Canada #38 5c Slate Green Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, A Very Good Used Example of the Montreal Printing With a Perfect Strike of a Bullseye Cancel

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A very good used example of the 5c slate green Queen Victoria stamp from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue. Perf. 12.25 and printed on stout horizontal wove paper. Cancelled with a perfectly clear and visible strike of the bulls-eye cancel that was in use during the period. There is a small thin in the left-centre of the stamp, which is not noticeable from the front, but which has been taken into account for the grading. Unitrade values this stamp in this grade at $7.50. The stamp offered here grades 56 as follows:

Centering/margins: 30/60
Paper freshness: 1/5
Colour: 5/5
Impression: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 10/10
Cancellation: 10/10
Adjustment for small thin: -10 points