Canada #BK32d 1942-1949 War Issue, Complete 25¢ French Booklet, Smooth Vertical Wove Paper, Type II Covers, Harris Front Cover Type IIk, Back Cover Type Diii, 7c & 6c Airmail Rates Page, Miscut Booklet and "T" Cutting Guideline on 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 smooth vertical wove. The booklet also contains the 7c and 6c airmail rate page. In addition, this booklet is badly miscut at the top resulting in a crooked top edge, and the full "T" shaped cutting guideline is visible in the lower left corner of the front cover. 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. Unitrade does not price cutting guidelines for booklets of any issue except the Wildings or Centennials, and for those they suggest a 300% premium. I have handled several thousand booklets from BK28 to BK45 and I can tell you that this is the first miscut one I have seen that was this obvious. Also, it is the first instance of a full "T" cutting guideline that I have come across, so a 300% premium, or in this case $270 for this booklet is not at all out of line.  The booklet offered here grades VF-79 as follows:

 

Cover freshness: 10/10

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

Condition of cover edges: 5/5 

Freshness of the panes: 5/5

Absence of visible cover flaws or stains: 4/5 (some very light rust near the staple on the front cover)

Condition of interleaving and contents: 5/5 

 

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