Canada #BK32d 1942-1949 War Issue, Complete 25¢ French Booklet, Ribbed Vertical Wove Paper, Type II Covers, Harris Front Cover Type IIk, Back Cover Type Diii, 7c & 6c Airmail Rates Page, Short Front Cover

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A fresh and very fine example of the 25¢ French booklet from the 1942-1949 War Issue, containing four panes of 6 of the 1c green and with the type II covers with 57 mm text. Harris front cover type IIk and back cover Diii. The panes are printed on ribbed vertical wove. The booklet also contains the 7c and 6c airmail rate page. In addition, the front cover is miscut, resulting in a cover that is 1.5 mm too short to cover the contents fully. The contents have the following characteristics:

Paper type: Smooth vertical wove paper.

Printing method: Engraving  

Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company

Perforation or die cut: 12 Line

Stamp colours: Green

Gum type: Yellowish 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 IIk

Cover binding type: 17 mm Staple

Back cover: Harris Type Diii (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. The booklet offered here grades VF-75 as follows:

 

Cover freshness: 10/10

Centering of the panes: 45/70 (average of all panes)

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