Canada #403 (SG#529) 1963 3c Cameo Issue Rose Craft First Day Cover XF-86

$2.49
SKU 222563838373

An extremely fine example of the 3c purple 1963 Cameo Issue First Day Cover, with a pair.  Lilac Rose Craft value-specific Queen Elizabeth II cachet normally used for definitive stamps.  The envelope is on highbrite stock, while the stamps are printed on paper giving a dull fluorescent greyish reaction under ultraviolet light.  The stamps are tied by a crisp strike of an Ottawa straight line first day cancel.  The cover offered here grades XF-86 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: 5/5 (unaddressed)

Clarity of the postal markings: 15/15

Condition of the stamps: 3/5 

Unitrade lists a Rosecraft or Artcraft cachet for a single stamp on cover for $3.  Note: the above scan is a stock photo as are all my scans for material after 1952. The cover 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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