Canada #BK33a 1942-1949 War Issue, Complete 25¢ English Booklet, Smooth Vertical Wove Paper, Type II Covers, Harris Front Cover Type IIc, 6c Airmail Rate Page, Faint Cutting Guideline on Front Cover

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A fresh and very fine example of the 25¢ booklet from the 1942-1949 War Issue, containing two panes of 6 of the 2c brown and with the type II covers with 57 mm text. Harris front cover type IIc. The panes are printed on smooth paper and booklet contains the 6c airmail rate page. This booklet shows a very faint vertical cutting guideline on the front cover in the upper right corner. The contents have the following characteristics:

Paper type: Smooth vertical wove paper with clear mesh

Printing method: Engraving  

Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company

Perforation or die cut: 12 Line

Stamp colours: Brown

Gum type: Cream


The covers display the following characteristics:


Cover fluorescence: Dull Fluorescent

Cover seal type: Unsealed

Cover design: Canada Arms and Canada Postage, Text 57 mm Wide

Cover markings or type: Type 2

Front cover: Harris Type IIc

Cover binding type: 17 mm Staple

Back cover: Harris Type B (see this post for an explanation of the cover types_

Interleaving inside? Yes


The Unitrade catalogue value for a normal VF-75 mint example of this booklet is $67.50. Unitrade does not price booklets with cutting guidelines in this period, but for the Wilding and Centennial Issues issues they assess a premium of 300%. There is no reason to think that they are not as scarce on this issue also. The booklet offered here grades VF-75 as follows:


Cover freshness: 9/10

Centering of the panes: 50/70 (average of both panes)

Condition of cover edges: 4/5 (Some spots of very minor wear along edges)

Freshness of the panes: 5/5

Absence of visible cover flaws or stains: 3/5 (light erasure on the front cover near upper left corner)

Condition of interleaving and contents: 4/5 ( a couple of small gum blemishes on the panes from the adhesion of the interleaving at some point)



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