Canada #544 (SG#610) 1971 8c Slate Centennial Issue Rose CPC First Day Cover SUP-98

SKU 322582018501

A superb example of the 8c slate 1971 Centennial Issue Official Canada Post First Day Cover, with a pair. Slate Canada Post Cachet. The envelope is on stock giving a non fluorescent light violet reaction under ultraviolet light, while the stamps are printed on paper giving a low fluorescent greyish white 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 SUP-98 as follows:

Intactness of the cover: 25/25

Paper freshness from the front: 25/25

Paper freshness from the back: 10/10

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 of any denomination on cover for $2. 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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