Canada #BK40a 1949-1953 Postes-Postage Issue Complete 25c English, Booklet Containing 2 Panes of the 3c Rose-Purple King George VI, Harris Front Cover Type IIf, Back Cover Caiii, 7c & 5c Rate Page, Broken "M" in Small

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$20.00
SKU Lot101

A well centered, fresh and very fine example of the 25¢ English booklet from the 1949-1952 Postes-Postage Issue, containing two panes of 4 + 2 labels of the 3c rose-purple. The contents have the following characteristics:

Paper type: Horizontal ribbed vertical wove paper.

Printing method: Engraving

Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company

Perforation or die cut: 12 Line

Stamp colours: rose-purple

Rate Page: 5c & 7c rate page

Gum Type: Shiny cream

 

The covers display the following characteristics:

 

Cover fluorescence: Dull Fluorescent

Cover seal type: Unsealed

Cover design: Canada Arms and Canada Postage

Cover markings or type: Type 1, broken "M" in "Small" on back cover

Front cover: Harris Type IIf

Cover binding type: 17 mm Staple

Back cover: Harris Type Caiii

Interleaving inside? Yes

 

The Unitrade catalogue value for a VF-75 mint example of the normal booklet is $16.50. With this constant variety, it should be worth $20. 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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