Canada #400 (SG#526) 1962 5c Trans-Canada Highway Issue Rose Craft First Day Cover VF-78

$1.49
SKU 222556854597

A very fine example of the 5c brown orange and black 1962 Trans-Canada Highway Issue First Day Cover. Black and white Rose Craft cachet depicting the Pembina Clover Leaf and the memorial at Rogers Pass. The envelope is on highbrite stock, 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 VF-78 as follows:

Intactness of the cover: 25/25

Paper freshness from the front: 15/25

Paper freshness from the back: 6/10

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.

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