Canada #BK43a 1949-1953 Postes-Postage Issue Complete 25c Bilingual, Booklet Containing 1 Pane of 3 of Each of the 1c Green, 3c Rose Purple and 4c Carmine King George VI, Harris Front Cover Type VIh, Back Cover Kaxii, 5c & 7c Rate Page

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A fresh and fine example of the 25¢ bilingual booklet from the 1949-1952 Postes-Postage Issue, containing one pane each of 3 of the 1c green, 3c rose-purple and 4c dark carmine. 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 dark carmine

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

Front cover: Harris Type VIh

Cover binding type: 17 mm Staple

Back cover: Harris Type Kaxii

Interleaving inside? Yes

The Unitrade catalogue value for a F-65 mint example of this booklet is $40. 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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