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Ten Cents Prince Albert


The Ten Cents Decimal has a number of fine varieties, including one of Canada's most interesting stamps, the Double Epaulettes variety, which is actually a gorgeous major misplaced entry with the design being out of alignment by a full half a stamp. There are also a couple of nice major re-entries and a few lesser types as well. John Jamieson of Saskatoon Stamp Centre recently provided me with a set of high-resolution scans of all of the 10¢ varieties taken from his full proof sheet of 100. I have replaced many of the scans taken from actual stamps with these marvelously sharp images from the proofs to more clearly show the re-entry details. Keep in mind that the details on the actual stamps are often less clear and not so obvious as those on the proofs. My sincere thanks to John for providing these scans.

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Scott #17

Ten Cents Red Lilac

Double Epaulettes

Major Misplaced Entry

Plate Position #61

This is the finest copy of this gorgeous Misplaced Entry that I have ever seen. As you may already know, the entire design was misplaced upwards or downwards a full half-stamp in height. The 'epaulettes' on Albert's shoulders are actually portions of 'CANADA POSTAGE.' Many other details can be found, including the UL corner of the frame extending out into the margin at left centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The B&W overlay photo to the right (below the first photo) shows the relative positions of the two entries, with the misplaced design a full half-stamp away from its proper position.

This illustration is Courtesy of BNA TOPICS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All proofs on this page are Courtesy of Saskatoon Stamp Centre.

^ Overlay Courtesy of BNA TOPICS ^


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Scott #17

Ten Cents Decimal

The Major Re-entry

Plate Position #29

This major is very subtle, with faint doubling in numerous letters, particularly the 'C' in CENTS. There are also marks in both lower X's, with the left tips of each one crossing the inner frameline.


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Scott #17

Ten Cents Decimal

A Major Re-entry

Plate Position #51

This major is even more subtle than the first. Faint markings are found in the letters of CENTS, as well as below the 'C' in the white oval. The bottom left tip of the lower right corner 'X' is doubled into the white space between the frames.

^ Above proof from the RETrimble Collection ^


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Scott #17

Ten Cents Decimal

Re-entry

Plate Position #21

This stamp shows sharp doubling of the inner oval at the left, as well as doubling of the left vertical inner frameline above the centre.


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Scott #17

Ten Cents Decimal

Re-entry

Plate Position #31

This stamp shows subtle signs of re-entry in various parts of the design, including the vertical framelines in the upper left corner, a mark in the 'P' of POSTAGE, some of the letters of CANADA and TEN CENTS, as well as both of the lower X's.

 


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Scott #17

Ten Cents Decimal

Re-entry

Plate Position #41

This stamp shows doubling in both of the upper left and upper right corners.

 


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Scott #17

Ten Cents Decimal

Re-entry

Plate Position #46

This stamp shows doubling of most of the top frameline, particularly on the right.


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Scott #17

Ten Cents Decimal

Re-entry

Plate Position #97

This stamp shows clear doubling of the lower portion of the right vertical outer frameline.

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Ralph E. Trimble

Specialist in BNA Re-entries
retrimble@rogers.com