Canada #85 2c Lavender, Black and Carmine, Mercator Projection 1898 Imperial Penny Postage Issue Very Fine Mint OG Examples, Each Showing A Different Configuration of the Islands

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Two fine mint OG examples of the 2c lavender, black and carmine Mercator Projection stamp from the 1898 Imperial Penny Postage Issue. Each stamp shows a slight difference in the Pacific Islands and the second stamp shows an extra island inside the African continent, as shown in the scans. Unitrade values these stamps in these grades at $120. The stamps offered here grade 75 and 80 as follows:

Centering/margins: 45/70 and 50/70
Paper freshness: 5/5
Colour: 5/5
Impression: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 10/10