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ONE PENNY (1d) Red Re-entries

Perforated

 

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The Penny Reds of Great Britain are a particularly interesting source of re-entries. One reason is that some of the Reds were printed from the very same plates as the famous Penny Blacks, the world's first postage stamp of 1840. Being the oldest series of stamps, they also represent the very 'beginning' of our specialty of re-entry and fresh entry varieties. In other words, this is where it all began!

Since they have been around the longest, they have also been the objects of a tremendous amount of study. One of the best I have found is the first volume of the Stanley Gibbons SPECIALISED STAMP CATALOGUE, GREAT BRITAIN: VICTORIA (Volume 1). This invaluable source contains virtually all of the re-entries, retouches, fresh entries, doubled letters, crooked letters, misplaced letters, damaged letters, etc., etc. that exist on these stamps. And you don't have to purchase the newest edition, either. My copy dates from 1973 and it is probably as complete as their latest edition.

There are dealers (the best in Great Britain itself) that specialize in offering these varieties to collectors, and indeed, any search on eBay for "re-entry" will certainly bring up a list of many, many Penny Red re-entries for sale, on just about any day of the week. There are also dealers who will 'plate' your Penny Blacks, Penny Reds and Two Penny Blues for you, at a modest cost.

That said, I present here only a very few re-entries on the Penny Red.

(My thanks to Scott Treacey for plating most of the following for me.)


 


*1

Scott #

Great Britain

1d Red

 


*2  

Scott #

Great Britain

1d Red Perforated

Major Misplaced Entry

Plate 27 Position AD

While re-entering the position below this one, the transfer roll was positioned much too high, resulting in portions of the star design from the upper corners being transferred over the lower letter boxes. The 'D' on the right is particularly splendid.

 

 

 

 

 


*3

Scott #

Great Britain

1d Red

 

 

 


*4

Scott #

Great Britain

1d Red

 

 

 


*5

Scott #

Great Britain

1d Red

Major Re-entry

Plate   Position

This stamp shows

 

 

 

 

 


*6

Scott #

Great Britain

1d Red

Major Re-entry

Plate Position

This stamp shows

 

 

 


*7

Scott #

Great Britain

1d Red

Re-entry

Plate Position

This

 


*8

Scott #

Great Britain

1d Red

Major Re-entry

Plate Position

This stamp shows

 

 

 

 


 

*9

Scott #

Great Britain

1d Red

Major Re-entry

Plate Position

This stamp shows

 

 

 

 


 

*10

Scott #

Great Britain

1d Red

Major Re-entry

Plate Position

This stamp shows

 

 

 


 

*11

Scott #

Great Britain

1d Red

Major Re-entry

Plate Position

This stamp shows

 

 


*12

Scott #

Great Britain

1d Red

Major Re-entry

Plate Position

This stamp shows

 

 

 

 


 

*13

Great Britain

1d Red

Re-entry

Plate Position

This stamp shows

 

 

 

 


 

*14

Great Britain

1d Red

Major Re-entry

Plate Position

This stamp shows

 

 

 


 

*15

Great Britain

1d Red

Major Re-entry

Plate Position

This stamp shows

 

 

 

 


 

*16

Great Britain

1d Red

Major Re-entry

Plate Position

This

 

 

 


 

*17

Great Britain

1d Red

Major Re-entry

Plate Position

This stamp shows

 

 

 

 


 

*18

Great Britain

1d Red

Major Re-entry

Plate Position

This stamp shows

 

 


*19

Great Britain

1d Red

Major Re-entry

Plate  Position

This stamp .

 

 


*20  

 

*21    
*22

Great Britain

1d Red Perforated

Re-entry

Plate 55, Die 2 Position CC

This stamp shows doubling throughout the upper panel.

 

 


 

*23

Great Britain

1d Red Perforated

Major Re-entry

Plate 59, Die 2 Position TF

This re-entry is a little different to most shown above in that it shows a much more typical type of doubling in POSTAGE and the upper left corner star. The T in the LL is also misplaced.

 


*24    
*25

Great Britain

1d Red

Re-entered Imprint

Plate Position

This stamp shows a

 

 

 


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Ralph E. Trimble

Specialist in BNA Re-entries
retrimble@rogers.com