Canada McCann #BK88Ea 1982-1987 Artifacts and National Parks Issue, Complete 50¢ Counter Booklet, Low Fluorescent Rolland Paper and Cover, No "R" on Back of Cover

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A well centered and very fine example of the 50¢ counter booklet from the 1982-1987 Artifacts and National Parks Issue. The contents have the following characteristics:

Paper type: Rolland paper

Paper fluorescence: Low fluorescent flecked (LF-fl)

Printing method: Engraving

Pane or tab width: 70.5 mm

Tagging type: 4 mm GT-2 & GT-4 Tagging

Printer: British American Bank Note Company

Tagging varieties: None

Perforation or die cut: 12.5 x 12.0 Comb

Stamp colours: Dark Green, Dark Brown and Indigo


The covers display the following characteristics:

Cover fluorescence: Low fluorescent

Cover seal type: Unsealed

Cover design: Abitibi Cover With no "R" on Back and gargoyle design.

Cover binding type: None, booklet folded along the cover

Counting tab on cover? Yes


The McCann catalogue value for a VF-75 mint example of this booklet is $5. But McCann's prices are out of date, as the last edition of that catalogue was published in 1996, so it is likely closer to $7. The least expensive versions of BK88 in McCann are $1.50 as compared to Unitrade, where this booklet always catalogues $2.50. 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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For more information about these booklets and the types of varieties that can be found on them please visit: The Parliament Booklets of the Artifact and National Parks Issue 1985-1988