Canada #341 (SG#467) 5c 1954 Wilding Issue Strip of 3 on Airmail Cover to UK VF-80
15c airmail cover to United Kingdom sent from Vancover, BC on March 19, 1962. Franked with a strip of 3 of the 5c ultramarine 1954 Wilding definitives, paying the 15c airmail rate to the UK. The stamps are tied by a light strike of a March 19, 1962 Vancouver machine duplex cancel. The cover offered here grades VF-80 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: 15/15
Appearance of the handwriting: 4/5
Clarity of the postal markings: 5/15
Condition of the stamps: 3/5
My asking price for this cover is based on 80% of a value of $1.70 arrived at as follows:
Franking: $0.60 ((2 points + 4 points )x $0.10 per point). Each stamp is rated according to how common it is a cover of this rate and assigned a point value. Only in-period usages are considered. Redundant stamps are also excluded.
If you have any questions about my valuation system for postal history please do contact me and I will be happy to answer your questions.