CANADA, 1859, 5c Vermilion (15; SG 31).
Specialized study of 107 nearly all used stamps and one cover, incl. wide range of numeral target cancels, one railway marking, red grid, numerals "5" and "6"
and a striking bold square of eight wedges, shades, plate varieties, 16 vertical pairs,
strip of five from state 8, Positions 86-90, another strip of five from state 9 which is supposedly cancelled by the Toronto scarifying cancel, this was in short use as it tended to impale the envelopes, the cover is from Clifton CW, unused incl. three singles, one unused (no gum) and the other two original gum,
one is major re-entry Position 28 from state 10 or 11 (slightly rough perfs at bottom), the other is surprisingly well-centered and has captured partial imprint at right, an exceptional stamp, and lastly, an unused (no gum) vertical strip of five, centering is as typically seen with touching to cut in the norm rather than the exception, somewhat mixed quality, still a desirable and rare lot for the specialist