Lot 135 Canada #BK34d 1942-1949 War Issue, Complete 25¢ French Booklet, 2 Panes of 3c Carmine-Red, Smooth Vertical Wove Paper, Harris Front Cover Type IIo, Back Cover Type B, Surcharged 6c Airmail Rate Page, Shifted Surcharge

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SKU Lot 135 June 30, 2021

A fresh and 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 IIo and back cover B. The panes are printed on smooth vertical wove. The booklet also contains the surcharged 6c airmail rate page, showing the misplaced surcharge, which underlines the original text, rather than obliterating it, as it should. See the scans for the appearance of the normal surcharge. The cover is bound with the normal 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 IIo

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 F-65 mint example of this booklet with the normal surcharge is $75.00. Unitrade does not list the misplaced surcharge, but it should definitely command at least a small premium. The booklet offered here grades F-68 as follows:

Cover freshness: 10/10

Centering of the panes: 40/70 (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 (minor rust stains near staple)

Condition of interleaving and contents: 5/5

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