Lot 141 Canada #BK35b 1942-1949 War Issue, Complete 25¢ French Booklet, 2 Panes of 3c Rosy Plum, Horizontal Ribbed Paper, Harris Front Cover Type IIn, Back Cover Type Div, 7c and 6c Airmail Rate Page

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SKU Lot 141 June 30, 2021

A well centered, fresh and 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 rosy plum and with the type II covers with 57 mm text. Harris front cover type IIn and back cover Div. The panes are printed on horizontal ribbed paper. The booklet also contains the 7c & 6c airmail rate page. The contents have the following characteristics:

Paper type: Horizontal ribbed paper.

Printing method: Engraving

Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company

Perforation or die cut: 12 Line

Stamp colors: Rose purple

Gum type: Satin 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 Div (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 $36.00. The booklet offered here grades VF-79 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: 4/5 (very minor rust stain near staple)

Condition of interleaving and contents: 5/5

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