Lot 126 Canada #BK34c (McCann #34g) 1942-1949 War Issue, Complete 25¢ English Booklet, 2 Panes of 3c Carmine-Red, Smooth Vertical Wove Paper, Harris Front Cover Type IIe, Back Cover Type A, 12 mm Staple, No Rate Page

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SKU Lot 126 June 30, 2021

A fresh and very fine example of the 25¢ 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 IIe and back cover A. There is no rate page. The panes are printed on smooth vertical wove. The booklet also has the 12 mm staple size, instead of the more common 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: 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 IIe

Cover binding type: 12 mm Staple

Back cover: Harris Type A (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 $21.00. The booklet offered here grades VF-78 as follows:

Cover freshness: 10/10

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

Condition of cover edges: 5/5

Freshness of the panes: 5/5

Absence of visible cover flaws or stains: 3/5 (very minute and light opening bend on front cover)

Condition of interleaving and contents: 5/5

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