Newfoundland #60i 3c Slate Blue Queen Victoria, 1880-1896 Third Cents Issue, A Fine Mint Unused Example of the Rose Tinted Paper, Perf. 12 x 12.1

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A fine unused example of the 3c slate blue Queen Victoria stamp from the 1880-1896 Third Cents Issue. Printed on the rose-tinted wove paper, and perf. 12 x 12.1. This paper is actually the result of a shipment that became waterlogged at sea, due to a shipwreck. As such, it does not exist with gum generally. Unitrade values this stamp in this grade at $35. The stamp offered here grades 70 as follows:

Centering/margins: 40/70
Paper freshness: 5/5
Colour: 5/5
Impression: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 10/10