Lot 112 Canada #BK33a 1942-1949 War Issue, Complete 25¢ English Booklet, 2 Panes of 2c Brighter Brown, Smooth Vertical Wove Paper, Harris Front Cover Type IIc, 6c Airmail Rate Page

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$67.50
SKU Lot 112 June 30, 2021

A well centered, fresh and very fine example of the 25¢ booklet from the 1942-1949 War Issue, containing two panes of 6 of the 2c brighter brown (as opposed to brown or deep brown) and with the type II covers with 57 mm text. Harris front cover type IIc. The panes are printed on smooth paper and booklet contains the 6c airmail rate page. The contents have the following characteristics:

Paper type: Smooth vertical wove paper with clear mesh

Printing method: Engraving

Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company

Perforation or die cut: 12 Line

Stamp colours: Brighter brown

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 IIc

Cover binding type: 17 mm Staple

Back cover: Harris Type B (see this post for an explanation of the cover types_

Interleaving inside? Yes

The Unitrade catalogue value for a VF-75 mint example of this booklet is $67.50. The booklet offered here grades VF-78 as follows:

Cover freshness: 10/10

Centering of the panes: 50/70 (average of both panes)

Condition of cover edges: 5/5

Freshness of the panes: 5/5

Absence of visible cover flaws or stains: 3/5 (minor rust near staples)

Condition of interleaving and contents: 5/5

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