Canada #BK274b (1997bi) 2003 Canadian Authors Issue, Complete $3.84 Booklet, Tullis Russell Coatings Paper, Dead Paper, 4 mm GT-4 Tagging, Open Cover, Two Dashes and Dot in Margin Above Position 1

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A well centered and very fine example of the $3.84 booklet from the 2003 Canadian Authors Issue, with open cover and the constant variety consisting of two dashes and a dot in the margin above the first stamp of some booklets in the print run. The contents have the following characteristics:

Paper type: Tullis Russell Coatings paper

Paper fluorescence: Dead Paper

Printing method: Lithography

Pane or tab markings: Canadian Bank Note and "C"

Tagging type: 4 mm GT-4 Tagging

Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company

Perforation or die cut: 13.1 x 12.5 Comb

Stamp colours: Multicoloured


The covers display the following characteristics:


Cover fluorescence: High fluorescent

Cover seal type: Unsealed, open cover

Cover design: Canadian Authors

Cover binding type: No binding

The Unitrade catalogue value for a VF-75 mint example of this booklet is $20. The booklet offered here grades VF-84 as follows:


Cover freshness: 10/10

Centering of the panes: 54/70

Condition of cover edges: 5/5

Freshness of the panes: 5/5

Absence of visible cover flaws or stains: 5/5

Condition of interleaving and contents: 5/5


***Please note*** The scans shown here illustrate the grade of VF-80. The actual booklet you receive will appear different if you purchase a grade other than VF-80. To gain a better understanding of the above numeric grading system for booklets, and to see illustrative examples of how the different grades may appear, please visit the following pages:


Determining a Grade for Booklets

Illustrative Examples of Different Grades


For information regarding fluorescence and tagging, please visit the following pages:


Understanding Paper Fluorescence



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