Canada #85i 2c Grey, Black and Carmine, Mercator's Projection 1898 Imperial Penny Postage Issue Very Good Mint OG Example Showing Strong Re-Touch of Right Cable

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A very good mint OG example of the 2c grey, black and carmine Mercator's Projection stamp from the 1898 Imperial Penny Postage Issue, showing a strong retouch of the right cable at the top.. There is also slight doubling along the inside of the cable near the bottom. There is a slight crease in the top margin near the hinge remnant caused by careless handling. Unlisted in Unitrade, but an retouch like this usually sells for $30-$50, in fine or VF, so in this grade it should still be worth $15. Unitrade values this at $15. The stamp offered here grades 58 as follows:

Centering/margins: 40/70
Paper freshness: 5/5
Colour: 5/5
Impression: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 8/10
Adjustment for tiny margin crease: -10 points