Canada #BK37a 1942-1949 War Issue, Complete 25¢ English Booklet, Ribbed and Smooth Vertical Wove Paper, Type II Covers, Harris Front Cover IIg, Back Cover Type A, 6c Rate Page

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A fresh and fine example of the 25¢ English booklet from the 1942-1949 War Issue, containing one pane each of 4 + 2 labels of the 1c green, 2c brown and 3c carmine-red, on both smooth paper, and ribbed paper, with the 6c airmail rate page. The contents have the following characteristics:

Paper type: Smooth and ribbed vertical wove paper.

Printing method: Engraving

Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company

Perforation or die cut: 12 Line

Stamp colours: green, brown, carmine-red

Rate Page: 6c rate page surcharged to show 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 IIg

Cover binding type: 17 mm Staple

Back cover: Harris Type A

Interleaving inside? Yes


The Unitrade catalogue value for a F-65 mint example of this booklet is $30. The booklet offered here grades F-71 as follows:


Cover freshness: 10/10

Centering of the panes: 45/70

Condition of cover edges: 5/5 

Freshness of the panes: 5/5

Absence of visible cover flaws or stains: 4/5 (very tiny hint of rust near staple on both covers)

Condition of interleaving and contents: 2/5 (what appears to be some oil staining on the 3c pane. It's very odd, because it is only on this pane. I suspect that it probbly happened before the booklet was even assembled)


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