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

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A fresh and very 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 both smooth paper and ribbed paper. The booklet also contains the 7c and 6c airmail rate page.  The contents have the following characteristics:

Paper type: Smooth vertical wove paper with clear mesh, and horizontally ribbed 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 VF-75 mint example of this booklet is $75.00. The booklet offered here grades VF-77 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: 3/5 (two minute, light stains on the back cover)

Condition of interleaving and contents: 4/5 ( a couple of rough edges on the panes)


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