Canada #BK36f (McCann #36l) 1942-1949 War Issue, Complete 25¢ English Booklet, Ribbed Vertical Wove Paper, Type IIa Covers, Harris Front Cover IIi, Back Cover Type Cbii, Surcharged 7c and 6c Rate Page, 14 mm Staple

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A well centered fresh and very fine example of the 25¢ booklet from the 1942-1949 War Issue, containing one pane of 6 of the 4c carmine-red, with the surcharged 6c and 7c airmail rate page, and type IIa cover that shows "Post Master" as two words. This booklet also has the 14 mm staple, instead of the more common 17 mm staple.  The contents have the following characteristics:

Paper type: Ribbed vertical wove paper.

Printing method: Engraving

Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company

Perforation or die cut: 12 Line

Stamp colours: carmine-red

Rate Page: 7c and 6c rates

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 IIi

Cover binding type: 17 mm Staple

Back cover: Harris Type Cbii

Interleaving inside? Yes


Unlisted in Unitrade, but listed as BK36l in McCann, which prices it at double the Unitrade value for a normal booklet with 17 mm staple. The Unitrade catalogue value for a normal VF-75 mint example of this booklet with 17 mm staple is $13.10. Thus, a reasonable estimated value for this booklet is $26.25.  The booklet offered here grades VF-79 as follows:


Cover freshness: 10/10

Centering of the panes: 50/70

Condition of cover edges: 5/5 

Freshness of the panes: 5/5

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

Condition of interleaving and contents: 5/5


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