Canada #BK37a (McCann #BK37c) 1942-1949 War Issue, Complete 25¢ French Booklet, Ribbed Vertical Wove Paper, Type II Covers, Harris Front Cover IIq, Back Cover Type B, 6c Rate Page, 14 mm Staple

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A well centered, fresh and very fine example of the 25¢ French 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 ribbed paper, with the 6c airmail rate page. Additionally, this booklet has the scarcer 14 mm staple on the cover rather than the more common 17 mm one. 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: 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 IIq

Cover binding type: 14 mm Staple

Back cover: Harris Type B

Interleaving inside? Yes

 

The Unitrade catalogue value for a VF-75 mint example of this booklet is $90. The booklet offered here grades VF-77 as follows:

 

Cover freshness: 8/10

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 minor hints of rust on the covers)

Condition of interleaving and contents: 5/5

 

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