Lot 123 Canada #BK34a 1942-1949 War Issue, Complete 25¢ French Booklet, 2 Panes of 3c Carmine-Red, 17 mm Staple, Harris Front Cover Type IIn, Back Cover Type B, 6c Airmail Rate Page

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SKU Lot 123 June 30, 2021

A very fine example of the 25¢ French booklet from the 1942-1949 War Issue, containing two panes of four plus 2 labels of the 3c carmine-red and with the type II covers with 57 mm text. Harris front cover type IIn and back cover B. The panes are printed on smooth vertical wove. The booklet also contains the 6c airmail rate page, and is bound with the standard 17 mm staple. The contents have the following characteristics:

Paper type: Smooth vertical wove paper.

Printing method: Engraving

Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company

Perforation or die cut: 12 Line

Stamp colours: Carmine-red

Gum type: Deep 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 IIn

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 VF-75 mint example of this booklet is $27.00. The booklet offered here grades VF-75 as follows:

Cover freshness: 10/10

Centering of the panes: 45/70 (average of all panes)

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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