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

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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 smooth paper and booklet contains the 7c and 6c airmail rate page.  Additionally, this booklet has two unlisted varieties that are constant to this series and have been seen on a few other booklets: (1) there is a break in the shield below the wreath at lower left, which is a constant plate flaw, and (2) the front cover is cut too short, resulting in a 1.5 mm gap at the top of the booklet.  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: 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-78 as follows:


Cover freshness: 10/10

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

Condition of cover edges: 4/5 (mild wear on spine edge of back cover)

Freshness of the panes: 5/5

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

Condition of interleaving and contents: 5/5


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