Canada #44a 8c Blue Grey Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, A Very Good Used Example Showing an Unusual Fancy Grid Cancel

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A very good used example of the 8c blue grey Queen Victoria stamp from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, with a fancy grid cancel. Perf. 12, on soft, horizontal wove paper. I chose this stamp because of the cancellation. I have never seen this before. It is a oval grid cancel, but it contains a fancy diamond pattern in the middle. Cancels like this usually sell for between $20-$25. The stamp offered here grades 64 as follows:

Centering/margins: 30/60
Paper freshness: 5/5
Colour: 5/5
Impression: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 4/10
Cancellation: 10/10