Canada #28iv 12.5c Deep Blue Queen Victoria, 1868-1897 Large Queen Issue, Good Used Single on Bothwell Paper, Showing the Balloon Flaw

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A good used example of the 12.5c deep blue Queen Victoria stamp from the 1868-1897 Large Queen Issue, on bothwell paper (Duckworth paper 6), showing the "Baloon Flaw". There is a small, moderately deep thin at the top that is visible only from the back of the stamp, and this reduces the grade from very good to good. Unitrade values this at $125. The stamp offered here grades 45 as follows:

Centering/margins: 30/60
Paper freshness: 5/5
Colour: 5/5
Impression: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 0/10
Cancellation: 10/10
Adjustment for small thin: -10 points