Canada #BK32f 1942-1949 War Issue, Complete 25¢ English Booklet, Ribbed Vertical Wove Paper, Type IIa Covers, Harris Front Cover Type IIa, Back Cover Type Cbi, 7c & 6c Airmail Rates Page, Break in Shield

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A fresh and fine example of the 25¢ booklet from the 1942-1949 War Issue, containing four panes of 6 of the 1c green and with the type IIa covers with 57 mm text. Harris front cover type IIa and back cover Cbi. The panes are printed on ribbed vertical wove. The booklet also contains the 7c and 6c airmail rate page.  Finally, the front cover shows a constant plate flaw, consisting of a break in the shield below the wreath at left. The contents have the following characteristics:

Paper type: Ribbed vertical wove paper.

Printing method: Engraving  

Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company

Perforation or die cut: 12 Line

Stamp colours: Green

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 2a

Front cover: Harris Type IIa

Cover binding type: 17 mm Staple

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

Interleaving inside? Yes


The Unitrade catalogue value for a F-65 mint example of this booklet is $50.00. The booklet offered here grades F-72 as follows:


Cover freshness: 9/10

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

Condition of cover edges: 4/5 

Freshness of the panes: 5/5

Absence of visible cover flaws or stains: 4/5 (minute rust stains near staple on front)

Condition of interleaving and contents: 5/5 


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