Lot 223 Canada #BK39a 1942-1949 War Issue Complete $1.00, English Booklet Containing 1 Pane Each of 6 of 3c and 4c Plus 2 Panes of 4 7c Airmail Stamps, 14 mm Staple, Constant Donut Flaw Above "T" of Postage

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SKU Lot 223 June 30, 2021

A fresh and very fine example of the $1.00 English gift booklet from the 1942-1949 War Issue, containing one pane each of 4 + 2 labels of the 3c rosy plum, the 4c carmine-red, 2 panes of 4 airmail stamps, and a pane of airmail labels, with the 6c and 7c airmail rate page. The cover shows a constant donut flaw above the "T" of "Postage". I know this is constant because I found it on 5 or 6 other booklets that came from the same source. The contents have the following characteristics:

Paper type: Vertical wove paper with strong horizontal ribbing.

Printing method: Engraving

Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company

Perforation or die cut: 12 Line

Stamp colours:Rosy plum, carmine-red and deep Prussian blue

Rate Page: 5c & 7c rate page

Gum Type: Deep yellow with a satin sheen

The covers display the following characteristics:

Cover fluorescence: Dull Fluorescent

Cover seal type: Unsealed

Cover design: Pine branch on orange background

Cover markings or type: Constant donut flaw above "T" of "Postage"

Front cover: N/A

Cover binding type: 14 mm Staple

Back cover: N/A

Interleaving inside? Yes

The Unitrade catalogue value for a VF-75 mint example of this booklet is $66. The booklet offered here grades VF-78 as follows:

Cover freshness: 10/10

Centering of the panes: 50/70

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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