Canada #BK34d (McCann #34h) 1942-1949 War Issue, Complete 25¢ English Booklet, Smooth Vertical Wove Paper, Type II Covers, Harris Front Cover Type IIf, Back Cover Type A, 17 mm Staple, Surcharged Rate Page

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A 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 IIf and back cover A. The panes are printed on smooth vertical wove. The booklet also has the 17 mm staple size, and the 6c rate page, surcharged with the new 7c and 6c rates. 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: 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 IIf

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 VF-75 mint example of this booklet is $35.00. The booklet offered here grades F-73 as follows:


Cover freshness: 7/10

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

Condition of cover edges: 4/5 

Freshness of the panes: 5/5

Absence of visible cover flaws or stains: 2/5 (a few very minute rust stains near staple on front cover and pen marking)

Condition of interleaving and contents: 5/5 


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