Canada #399 (SG#525) 1962 5c Victoria Centenary Issue Art Craft First Day Cover - XF-85

SKU 222556672990

An extremely fine example of the 5c deep scarlet and black 1962 Victoria Centenary Issue First Day Cover. Art Craft Cachet in black, showing maple leaf and industry. The envelope is on dull fluorescent greyish stock, with a low density concentration of medium fluorescent fibres visible, while the stamp is printed on paper giving a dull fluorescent greyish reaction under ultraviolet light. The stamp is tied by a crisp strike of an Ottawa wavy line first day cancel. 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

Unitrade lists a Rosecraft or Artcraft cachet cover for $2. Note: the above scan is a stock photo as are all my scans for material after 1952. The item(s) 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.