Canada #29b 15c Reddish Purple Queen Victoria, 1868-1897 Large Queen Issue, Good Used Single on Duckworth Paper 9, Perf. 12

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A good used example of the 15c reddish purple Queen Victoria stamp from the 1868-1897 Large Queen Issue, on Duckworth paper 9. Perf. 12. This is an early first Ottawa printing, made at the introduction of the Small Queen issue. Circular segmented grid cancel. Small faults including a small circular tear at the top, neat TA of Postage. Unitrade values this at $50 for VG, so good should be worth $25. The stamp offered here grades 50 as follows:

Centering/margins: 30/60
Paper freshness: 5/5
Colour: 5/5
Impression: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 5/10
Adjustment for small tear at top: -10 points