Lot 168 Canada #BK36f 1942-1949 War Issue, Complete 25¢ French Booklet, 1 Pane of 4c Carmine-Red, Vertical Wove Paper, Red Orange & Deep Red Orange Harris Front Cover IIs, Back Cover Type Diii, Surcharged 7c and 6c Rate Page

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SKU Lot 168 June 30, 2021

Fine and very fine examples of the 25¢ booklet from the 1942-1949 War Issue, containing one pane of 6 of the 4c carmine-red, with the surcharged 6c and 7c airmail rate page, and the red orange and seep red orange covers, rather than the usual light orange one. 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

Rate Page: 6c rate page, surcharged to show 7c and 6c rates

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 2a

Front cover: Harris Type IIs

Cover binding type: 17 mm Staple

Back cover: Harris Type Diii

Interleaving inside? Yes

The Unitrade catalogue value for F-65 and VF-75 mint examples of this booklet is $21.90. The booklets offered here grade F-66 and VF-75 as follows:

Cover freshness: 10/10

Centering of the panes: 45/70 and 40/70

Condition of cover edges: 5/5

Freshness of the panes: 5/5

Absence of visible cover flaws or stains: 5/5 and 1/5 (small rust stains near staple on front cover and some minor creases)

Condition of interleaving and contents: 5/5

For more information about the Harris dotted cover die types, please read our blog post by clicking here.

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