Canada #37a 3c Dusty Rose Queen Victoria, 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue, Very Good Unused Example of the First Ottawa Printing on Silky Soft Paper, Perf. 12 x 11.9

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A very good unused example of the 3c dusty rose Queen Victoria stamp from the 1870-1897 Small Queen Issue. Perf. 12 x 11.9, on silky soft white wove paper that is characteristic of the first Ottawa period. Unitrade values this stamp in this grade at $125 for mint OG, so unused should be worth approximately $62.50. The stamp offered here grades 60 as follows:

Centering/margins: 40/70
Paper freshness: 5/5
Colour: 5/5
Impression: 5/5
Absence of visible paper flaws: 5/5
Perforations: 0/10