Lot 224 Canada #BK39a 1942-1949 War Issue Complete $1.00, French Booklet Containing 1 Pane Each of 6 of 3c and 4c Plus 2 Panes of 4 7c Airmail Stamps, 14 mm Staple, Dark Brown and Light Orange Cover

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SKU Lot 224 June 30, 2021

A fresh and very fine example of the $1.00 French 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. This is the darker brown on light orange cover, and has the 14 mm staple. 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 (dark brown) on orange background

Cover markings or type: N/A

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 $72. The booklet offered here grades VF-75 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: 5/5

Condition of interleaving and contents: 5/5

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