Lot 97 Canada #BK32d 1942-1949 War Issue, Complete 25¢ French Booklet, 4 Panes of 1c Green, Horizontal Ribbed Paper, Harris Front Cover Type IIk, Back Cover Type Div, 7c & 6c Airmail Rates Page and Cutting Guideline on Front Cover

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SKU Lot 97 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 IIk and back cover Div. The panes are printed on horizontal ribbed vertical wove. The booklet also contains the 7c and 6c airmail rate page. In addition, the front cover shows a cutting guideline at the lower right corner of the front cover. The contents have the following characteristics:

Paper type: Horizontal Ribbed Paper.

Printing method: Engraving

Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company

Perforation or die cut: 12 Line

Stamp colours: 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 IIk

Cover binding type: 17 mm Staple

Back cover: Harris Type Div (see this post for an explanation of the cover types_

Interleaving inside? Yes

The Unitrade catalogue value for a normal VF-75 mint example of this booklet is $67.50. Unitrade does not price cutting guidelines for booklets other than the Wilding Issue or the Centennial issue. For those issues, they suggest a 300% premium, which if applied in this case would be $270. I have no reason to believe, based on my very large booklet stock that cutting guidelines are not at least as scarce on this issue as any other. The booklet offered here grades VF-80 as follows:

Cover freshness: 10/10

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

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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