Canada #BK157c (McCann #BK157c) 1991-1998 Fruit & Flag Issue, a VFNH $4.30 Booklet Containing 86c Bartlett Pear, Hibrite Sealed Cover, 2 Overlapping Stamps, Special Letter Ad on Back, No Tab Inscriptions, Tag Bar on Label
A VFNH complete $4.30 booklet from the 1991-1998 Fruit & Flag Issue, containing the 86c Bartlett Pear stamp. The booklet has a hibrite uncoated sealed cover. The inside of the cover contains an ad titled "discover Canada's stamps". The pane tabs are blank, but there is a tag bar on the label, whereas the other booklet we offered (BK157a) has no such bar on the label. The outside front cover shows 2 overlapping stamps.
Unitrade does not list differences in the fluorescence of the booklet covers, nor the fluorescence of the panes inside, but there are definite variations and in my opinion, they are every bit as collectible as other aspects to the booklets. So far the covers are either high fluorescent, or hibrite and all seem to be on uncoated stock. The panes vary from dead/NF or NF/NF for Coated Papers Paper to NF/DF or DF/DF for Harrison Panes. Peterborough panes vary from DF/DF, to DF/LF, LF/LF or LF/MF.
Unitrade lists this booklet, at $20 for VFNH. The booklet offered here grades 80 as follows:
Cover freshness: 10/10
Centering of the pane: 50/70
Condition of cover edges: 5/5
Freshness of the pane: 5/5
Absence of visible cover flaws or stains: 5/5
Condition of interleaving and contents: 5/5