Canada #BK36e (Mc Cann #36j) 1942-1949 War Issue, Complete 25¢ English Booklet, Smooth Translucent Vertical Wove Paper, Type II Covers, Harris Front Cover IIi, Back Cover Type Cai, 7c and 5c Rate Page, 14 mm Staple

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A fresh and fine example of the 25¢ booklet from the 1942-1949 War Issue, containing one pane of 6 of the 4c carmine-red, with the 5c and 7c airmail rate page, and type II cover that shows "Postmaster" as one word. This booklet has the pane on an almost oily, translucent, smooth wove paper. This booklet also has the scarcer 14 mm staple instead of the more common 17 mm one. 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

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 2

Front cover: Harris Type IIi

Cover binding type: 17 mm Staple

Back cover: Harris Type Cai

Interleaving inside? Yes


This scarce booklet is listed in McCann as BK36j, where it is priced at nearly four times a normal booklet. The Unitrade catalogue value for a F-65 mint example of the normal 17 mm staple version of this booklet is $8.75, so a reasonable value for this is $35. The booklet offered here grades F-70 as follows:


Cover freshness: 10/10

Centering of the panes: 40/70

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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Illustrative Examples of Different Grades


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