Canada #E1a, E1ii 10c Deep Green, 1898-1922 First Special Delivery Issue Two Fine and One VG Used Example of the Green Shade and "No Shading on Value Tablet"

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A group of three used (two fine and one VG) examples of the 10c deep green special delivery stamps from the 1898-1922 First Special Delivery Issue. One stamp is a late printing in a deep yellow green, another is in a deep green that lacks the yellow undertone and the third stamp is the "no shading in value tablet" variety. The yelowish green stamp has a small tear at upper right that reduces the grade to VG. Unitrade values these stamps in this grade at $17.5. The stamps offered here grade 70 and 60 as follows:

Centering/margins: 30/60
Paper freshness: 5/5
Colour: 5/5
Impression: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 10/10
Cancellation: 10/10
Adjustment for small tear on 1 stamp: -10 points