Canada #428-429 (SG#553-554) 5c Northwest Territories and Yukon 1964-1966 Provincial Emblems Art Craft First Day Cover XF-91

$1.99
SKU 222595384633

An extremely fine example of the 5c Yukon Fireweed and 5c Northwest Territories Mountain Avens stamps from the 1964-1966 Provincial Emblems Issue Combination First Day Cover. Black and white Art Craft cachet depicting the Canadian flag surrounded by provincial coats of arms. The envelope is on dull fluorescent stock, with a sparse concentration of low fluorescent fibres visible in the paper. The stamps are printed on paper giving a dull fluorescent greyish reaction under ultraviolet light, with a sparse concentration of low fluorescent fibres visible in the paper. The stamps are tied by a crisp strike of an Ottawa wavy line first day cancel. The cover offered here grades XF-91 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: 15/15

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 dull paper, on cover for $2. Unitrade does not list combination FDC's for this issue, but a more reasonable value for this cover is $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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