Canada #73 10c Brown Violet, Queen Victoria 1897-1898 Maple Leaf Issue Very Fine LH Mint Example

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A very fine LH example of the 10c brown violet Queen Victoria stamp from the 1897-1898 Maple Leaf Issue. A beautifully centered and post office fresh LH example of this very scarce and elusive top value, with only 300,000 being printed originally in 1897. Missing from most collections that I see. Unitrade values a pair of this stamp in this grade at $800. The stamp offered here grades 80 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