Canada #343/394 (SG#474/520) 1954 Wilding Issue & 1961 Columbo Plan on Airmail to Prague XF-85

$22.49
SKU 222169061582

50c double weight registered airmail cover to Prague, Czechoslovakia sent from Abbotsford BC on September 1, 1961. Franked with a single of the 15c Gannet and 20c paper industry Wilding definitives, plus a pair & single of the 1961 Columbo Plan commemorative (issued June 28, 1961) paying the double weight registered 50c preferential airmail rate to Europe. The stamps are tied by multiple strikes of a September 1, 1961 Abbotsford CDS. A lovely mixed franking of this scarcer rate. The cover offered here grades XF-85 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: 4/5

Clarity of the postal markings: 15/15

Condition of the stamps: 3/5

My asking price for this cover is based on 80% of a value of $28.12 arrived at as follows:

Destination: $5

Franking: $13.50 (((5 points x 5 points x 5 points) + 10 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.

Rate: $3

Backstamps: $1

Premium for condition: +25%

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.

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