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 IIe, Back Cover Caii, Unlisted No Rate Page Error

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SKU Lot105

A fresh and 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, and no rate page, in error. 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: no rate page (error)

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

Front cover: Harris Type IIe

Cover binding type: 17 mm Staple

Back cover: Harris Type Caii

Interleaving inside? Yes


The Unitrade catalogue value for a F-65 mint example of the regular booklet is $11. This error should be worth at least $100. The booklet offered here grades F-70 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: 0/5 (mild opening creases on both covers)

Condition of interleaving and contents: 5/5


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