Canada #BK33b 1942-1949 War Issue, Complete 25¢ French Booklet, Ribbed Vertical Wove Paper, Type II Covers, Harris Front Cover Type IIm, 6c Airmail Rate Page With Large Red "X"

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A fresh and very fine example of the 25¢ French booklet from the 1942-1949 War Issue, containing two panes of 6 of the 2c brown and with the type II covers with 57 mm text. Harris front cover type IIm. The panes are printed on ribbed paper and booklet contains the 6c airmail rate page, with a large red "X" on the page crossing out the rates. The contents have the following characteristics:

Paper type: Ribbed vertical wove paper with clear mesh

Printing method: Engraving  

Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company

Perforation or die cut: 12 Line

Stamp colours: Brown

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 2

Front cover: Harris Type IIm

Cover binding type: 17 mm Staple

Back cover: Harris Type B (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 $135. The booklet offered here grades VF-80 as follows:

 

Cover freshness: 10/10

Centering of the panes: 50/70 (average of both 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

 

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