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