Lot 220 Canada #BK38b 1942-1949 War Issue Complete 25c, English Booklet Containing 1 Pane Each of 3 of 1c Green, 3c Rosy Plum and 4c Carmine Red, Harris Front Cover Type IVa , Back Cover Haiii, 7c & 5c Rate Page - Scarce!

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SKU Lot 220 June 30, 2021

A very fine example of the 25¢ English chewing gum booklet from the 1942-1949 War Issue, containing one pane each of 3 of the 1c green, 3c rosy plum and 4c carmine-red, with the 6c and 7c airmail rate page. Front cover IVa, back cover Haiii. 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: Green, rosy plum and carmine-red

Rate Page: 6c & 7c rate page

Gum Type: Cream

The covers display the following characteristics:

Cover fluorescence: Dull Fluorescent

Cover seal type: Unsealed

Cover design: Canada Arms and Canada Postage

Cover markings or type: Type 2

Front cover: Harris Type IVa

Cover binding type: 17 mm Staple

Back cover: Harris Type Haiii

Interleaving inside? Yes

The Unitrade catalogue value for a VF-75 mint example of this booklet is $33.75, but Harris notes that this is one of the scarcest types and thus should be worth at least $65. The booklet offered here grades VF-79 as follows:

Cover freshness: 10/10

Centering of the panes: 45/70

Condition of cover edges: 5/5

Freshness of the panes: 5/5

Absence of visible cover flaws or stains: 3/5

Condition of interleaving and contents: 5/5

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