Canada #BK71b (SG#SB79) 50c Centennial Booklet Post Office MF Paper Type 1 Black Sealing Strip VF-84 NH

$2.09
SKU 222902228833

A very well centered and 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 post office in 1816, black sealing strip, and almost no sealant 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 low fluorescent greyish 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 sparse concentration of brownish woodpulp fibres being visible in the paper. This is one of three 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 very little evidence of adhesive, as does the other side of the cover. This would appear to be from one of the later printings of these booklets, in which the quantity of sealant used to seal the booklets was considerably reduced. Unitrade values a VF-75 NH booklet at $3.00. This booklet is listed in McCann as BK71b also. The booklet offered here grades 84 as follows:

Centering of the panes: 54/70

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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