Canada #BK71a (SG#SB79) 50c Centennial Booklet Motor Car LF Paper Type 5 Black Sealing Strip VF-75

$2.39
SKU 323175833740

A very fine NH example the 50c Centennial Issue integral booklet containing 1 pane of 4 1c stamps, 1 6c stamp and 5 8c stamps, with blue cover, depicting a motorized vehicle, black sealing strip, and almost no sealant at all on the cover. The cover is printed on semi-smooth card stock which gives a dull fluorescent greyish reaction under ultraviolet light, with no fluorescent fibres visible in the stock. The pane is printed on vertical ribbed paper giving a dull fluorescent bluish white reaction under ultraviolet light, with a low density concentration of low fluorescent fibres, a sparse concentration of medium fluorescent fibres, a very sparse concentration of high fluorescent fibres and a low density concentration of brownish woodpulp fibres being visible in the paper, on the front. On the back, the paper gives a dull fluorescent greyish reaction, with a low density concentration of low fluorescent fibres, a sparse concentration of medium fluorescent fibres, a very sparse concentration of high fluorescent fibres and very few brownish woodpulp fibres, visible in the paper. This is one of five variations of the low fluorescent paper that I have found on these booklets. The stamp colours are not significantly different under UV as they are in normal light. The 1c stamps are a violet brown shade. The sealing strip shows no evidence whatsoever of any sealing adhesive, and the opposite side of the cover shows almost no evidence of adhesive residue. It would appear that this came from the later printings of these booklets in which the quantity of adhesive required to seal the booklets was reduced considerably. Neither McCann, nor Unitrade mention or discuss this variation, but it is very clear. Unitrade values a VF-75 NH booklet with normal adhesive at $4.00. This booklet is listed in McCann as BK71a also. The booklet offered here grades 75 as follows:

Centering of the panes: 45/70

Cover freshness: 10/10

Condition of cover edges: 5/5

Freshness of panes: 5/5

Absence of visible cover flaws/stains: 5/5

Condition of interleaving and contents: 5/5

Note: the above scans are a stock photos as are all my scans for material after 1952. The item(s) you will receive has (have) 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. Also, I do not provide back scans of NH stamps or blocks after 1952 unless they are required to illustrate some attribute of the paper or gum.

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