Canada #81 7c Greenish Bistre, Queen Victoria 1898-1902 Numeral Issue Very Fine Used Example in The Deepest Shade We've Seen

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A very fine used example the 7c greenish bistre Queen Victoria stamp from the 1898-1902 Numeral Issue. Printed on vertical wove paper in the deepest greenish bistre shade I have ever seen on this stamp. Usually this stamp is greenish yellow, but this one is almost identical to the greenish bistre shades that we usually encounter on the 7c Edward. December 16, 1903 cancellation, which is within the first year of issue. A difficult stamp to find thus, as most were used on registered letters and received the very heavy black "R" cancellations. Unitrade values this pair in this grade at $30. The stamp offered here grades 75 as follows:

Centering/margins: 35/60
Paper freshness: 5/5
Colour: 5/5
Impression: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 10/10
Cancellation: 10/10