Lot 30 Canada #1509i, 1526aiii Jeanne Sauve & Great Canadians, Two Canada Post Official First Day Covers, Bearing Lower Right Plate Blocks on Better Listed Papers

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SKU Lot 30 July 14, 2021

Two official Canada Post first day covers for the 1994 Jeanne Suave and Great Canadians issues, each bearing a plate block on a better listed paper type;

  • 1509i Jeanne Suave is on MF paper and is a lower right block. The envelope is DF-fl.
  • 1526aiii Great Canadians is on the DF-fl paper and is a lower right block. The envelope is LF-fl.

Unitrade does not make any mention of the fluorescence level of the envelopes used to produce them. The envelopes are an integral component of the FDC's produced and a study of the covers produced does show that there are often quite dramatic differences in the fluorescent qualities of the envelopes used. So, we mention them here for the sale of being thorough. 

The covers are all clean and VF. Unitrade cat, $20, taking these as the price of mint plate blocks, given that (a) Unitrade does not price FDC's with plate blocks and (b) FDC prices tend to be slightly higher than the price for a mint single. Technically an unaddressed FDC is still a mint item and is valid for postage, and can be used, so this approach to valuation is reasonable. 

Please note that we will be charging actual postage costs on all first day cover lots. 

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