Canada #BK44 1949-1953 Postes-Postage Issue Complete 25c, English Booklet Containing 1 Pane of 3 of Each of the 1c Green, 3c Rose Purple and 4c Orange King George VI Harris Front Cover Type IVb , Back Cover Ii

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A well centered, fresh and very fine example of the 25¢ English booklet from the 1949-1952 Postes-Postage Issue, containing one pane each of 3 of the 1c green, 3c rose-purple and 4c orange. 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: green, rose-purple and orange

Rate Page: no 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 IVb

Cover binding type: 17 mm Staple

Back cover: Harris Type Ii

Interleaving inside? Yes


The Unitrade catalogue value for a VF-75 mint example of this booklet is $26.25. The booklet offered here grades VF-79 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: 4/5

Condition of interleaving and contents: 5/5


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