Canada #BK34a 1942-1949 War Issue, Complete 25¢ English Booklet, Smooth Vertical Wove Paper, Type II Covers, Harris Front Cover Type IIe, Back Cover Type A, 6c Airmail Rate Page, Staple at Top Instead of Middle

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A fresh and very fine example of the 25¢ booklet from the 1942-1949 War Issue, containing two panes of four plus 2 labels of the 3c carmine-red and with the type II covers with 57 mm text. Harris front cover type IIe and back cover A. The panes are printed on smooth vertical wove. The booklet also contains the 6c airmail rate page, and has the staple at the top of the booklet, rather than in the middle of the spine, where it should be.  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: Carmine-red

Gum type: Deep 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 IIe

Cover binding type: 17 mm Staple

Back cover: Harris Type A (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 $21.00. Unitrade does not price varieties involving misplacement of the staples, or double stapling, but they are not common and should warrant a premium. 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: 5/5 

Freshness of the panes: 5/5

Absence of visible cover flaws or stains: 3/5 (some mild rust near staple on front and back cover)

Condition of interleaving and contents: 5/5 


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