Canada #41 3c Vermilion Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, Very Fine Appearing But Very Good Mint LH Example of the Second Ottawa Printing

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A very good mint LH example of the 3c vermilion Queen Victoria stamp from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue. Beautiful centering and colour, but alas a severe crease at the bottom that lowers the grade to VG, despite not being noticeable from the front. Printed on the newsprint-like paper, and perf. 12.1 x 12.25. Unitrade values this stamp in this grade at $10. The stamp offered here grades 60 as follows:

Centering/margins: 50/70
Paper freshness: 5/5
Colour: 5/5
Impression: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 10/10
Adjustment for heavy crease at bottom: -20 points