Lot 89 Canada #BK32d 1942-1949 War Issue, Complete French Booklet, 4 Panes of 1c Green, Smooth Vertical Wove Paper, Harris Front Cover Type IIj, Back Cover Type Di, 7c & 6c Airmail Rates Page, Cutting Guideline on Cover

SKU Lot 89 June 30, 2021

A well centered, fresh and very fine example of the 25¢ French booklet from the 1942-1949 War Issue, containing four panes of 6 of the 1c green and with the type II covers with 57 mm text. Harris front cover type IIj and back cover Di. The panes are printed on smooth vertical wove. The booklet also contains the 7c and 6c airmail rate page, and there is a small cutting guideline on the front cover at upper left. 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 colors: Green

Gum type:Cream

The covers display the following characteristics:

Cover fluorescence: Dull Fluorescent

Cover seal type: Unsealed

Cover design: Canada Arms and Canada Postage, Text 57 mm Wide

Cover markings or type: Type 2

Front cover: Harris Type IIj

Cover binding type: 17 mm Staple

Back cover: Harris Type Di (see this post for an explanation of the cover types)

Interleaving inside? Yes

The Unitrade catalogue value for a VF-75 mint example of this booklet is $67.50. The booklet offered here grades VF-78 as follows:

Cover freshness: 10/10

Centering of the panes: 50/70 (average of all panes)

Condition of cover edges: 4/5

Freshness of the panes: 5/5

Absence of visible cover flaws or stains: 4/5 (very minor rust stains near staple on back cover)

Condition of interleaving and contents: 5/5

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