Lot 194 Canada McCann #BK51i 1954-1962 Wilding Issue, Complete 25c Booklet Containing 1 Pane of 5 + Label of Each of the 1c & 4c Queen Elizabeth II, DF Smooth Paper, 12 mm Staple, Two Different Cover Fluorescences

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SKU Lot-194-December-15-2021

Two very fine examples of the 25¢ booklet from the 1954-1962 Wilding Issue, containing one pane of 5 + label of each of the 1c violet brown and the 4c violet Queen Elizabeth II. Type III "Postal Zoning..." back cover, smooth paper on the panes and covers giving a dull fluorescent grey violet reaction under UV light, and then a DF ivory reaction on the front cover and DF grey violet reaction on the back cover. This is also the version contining the smaller 12 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: violet brown and violet

Rate Page: no rate page

Gum Type: Slightly streaky cream gum with a semi-gloss sheen

The covers display the following characteristics:

Cover fluorescence: Dull fluorescent grey (DF Gr) and DF ivory on the front cover and dull fluorescent grey on the back cover

Cover seal type: Unsealed

Cover design: Canada & postes postage over inverted trapezoid

Cover markings or type: Type 2 "Postal Zoning Speeds Delivery"

Front cover: n/a

Cover binding type: 12 mm Staple

Back cover: n/a

Interleaving inside? Yes

The McCann Booklet catalogue value for VF-75 mint examples of this booklets is $16. In Unitrade, the closest equivalent is BK51b, which lists for $16, but for the more common 16 mm staple. The booklets offered here grade 75 and 80, as follows:

Cover freshness: 10/10

Centering of the panes: 45/70 and 50/70

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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