Canada #85i 2c Grey, Black and Carmine, Mercator's Projection 1898 Imperial Penny Postage Issue Fine Used Example of the Muddy Oceans Variety

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A fine used example of the 2c grey, black and carmine Mercator's Projection stamp from the 1898 Imperial Penny Postage Issue. As noted in Unitrade, the muddy ocean is not a true printing variety, but it remains popular among collectors because of how striking it is. Unitrade values this at $6. The stamp offered here grades 70 as follows:

Centering/margins: 30/60
Paper freshness: 5/5
Colour: 5/5
Impression: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 8/10
Cancellation: 10/10

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