Canada #BK74aT2 1972-1978 Caricature Issue, Complete 25¢ Booklet, Ribbed Vertical Wove Paper, Dull Fluorescent Paper, Self Peelable Sealer, 70 mm Pane, 4 mm GT-2 Tagging, Missing Tag Bar Between Columns 2 & 3

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A well centered and very fine example of the 25¢ booklet from the 1972-1978 Caricature Issue, showing the vertical tag bar between columns 2 & 3 entirely missing and remnants of two ghost bars on the stamps in columns 2 & 3. The contents have the following characteristics:

Paper type: Horizontal ribbed vertical wove paper.

Paper fluorescence: Dull Fluorescent Paper

Printing method: Engraving

Pane or tab width: 70 mm Pane

Tagging type: 4 mm GT-2 Tagging, bar missing between columns 2&3

Printer: British American Bank Note Company

Printing varieties: None

Perforation or die cut: 12.4 x 11.9 Comb

Stamp colours: Light Orange, Deep Red and Ultramarine


The covers display the following characteristics:


Cover fluorescence: Dull Fluorescent

Cover seal type: self sealer

Cover design: Fokker Super Universal

Cover binding type: None, booklet folded along the cover

Counting tab on cover? No

The Unitrade catalogue value for a VF-75 mint example of this booklet is $30. The booklet offered here grades VF-80 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: 5/5

Condition of interleaving and contents: 5/5


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Determining a Grade for Booklets

Illustrative Examples of Different Grades


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Understanding Paper Fluorescence




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