Canada #BK5f 1912-1928 Admiral Issue, Complete 25¢ English Booklet, 17.7 mm x 21.5 mm Printing, Deep Carmine Lake on Pink Cover, Rate Change Overprint

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A fine and fresh example of the overprinted 25¢ booklet from the 1912-1928 Admiral Issue, containing 2 panes of 6 2c carmine-red. This booklet is different from the others offered in this week's auction in that the coat of arms on the cover is printed in a deep carmine lake shade (see the comparison scan of the different colours placed next to one another.) The contents have the following characteristics:

Paper type: Vertical wove paper

Printing method: Wet Printing

Rate page features: Small type 2 text "For Canada See Parcel Post"

Printer: American Bank Note Company

Perforation or die cut: 12 Line

Stamp colours: Carmine red

Stamp design size: 17.7 mm x 21.5 mm Printing


The covers display the following characteristics:


Cover fluorescence: Dull Fluorescent

Cover seal type: Unsealed

Cover design: Canada Arms (deep carmine lake on pink)

Cover binding type: Dark Red Binding Tape Under 16-17 mm Staple

Interleaving inside? Yes

Cover Colours: Deep carmine lake on pink


The Unitrade catalogue value for a F-65 mint example of this booklet is $150. The booklet offered here grades F-67 as follows:


Cover freshness: 10/10  

Centering of the panes: 40/70 (average of both panes)

Condition of cover edges: 4/5 (tiny scuff on back cover near bottom edge)

Freshness of the panes: 5/5

Absence of visible cover flaws or stains: 3/5 (light opening bend on front cover, and light bend on bottom right corner of front cover and light bend at bottom of back cover.)

Condition of interleaving and contents: 5/5 

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