Canada #505 (SG#647) 1970 6c Manitoba Centennial Issue Rose Craft First Day Cover XF-85

$2.49
SKU 222561090452

An extremely fine example of the 6c violet blue, red and deep yellow 1970 Mannitoba Centennial Issue First Day Cover, with a pair. Black and white Rose Craft cachet depicting the provincial legislature and Fort Garry. The envelope is on stock giving a high fluorescent reaction under ultraviolet light, while the stamps are printed on paper giving a non fluorescent light violet reaction under ultraviolet light. The stamps are tied by a crisp strike of an Ottawa straight line first day cancel. The cover offered here grades XF-86 as follows:

Intactness of the cover: 25/25

Paper freshness from the front: 20/25

Paper freshness from the back: 8/10

Condition of the paper and edges: 10/15

Appearance of the handwriting: 5/5 (unaddressed)

Clarity of the postal markings: 15/15

Condition of the stamps: 3/5

Unitrade lists a Rosecraft or Artcraft cachet for a single on cover, for $2. Note: the above scan is a stock photo as are all my scans for material after 1952. The cover you will receive has been carefully checked to adhere to the above grading standards, so while it (they) may not be exactly the same, it (they) will be of the same quality.

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