Canada #BK40b 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 Eiii, Unlisted 7c & 5c Rate Page Error

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$125.00
SKU Lot106

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, with the type 2 cover and the rate page included 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: 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 2

Front cover: Harris Type IIe

Cover binding type: 17 mm Staple

Back cover: Harris Type Eiii

Interleaving inside? Yes

The Unitrade catalogue value for a F-65 mint example of the normal booklet is $9, but an error like this should be worth $100-$125. The booklet offered here grades F-70 as follows:

Cover freshness: 10/10

Centering of the panes: 40/70

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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