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LARGE QUEEN ISSUE

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Re-entries

1868-1876


The 6¢ Large Queen has more re-entries than any other value. Duckworth reports there are at least 23 that have been documented, 8 of which have been plated.

Interestingly, the 6¢ was printed from two plates, but all of the re-entries are from Plate 1.


   

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Scott #27

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Strong Re-entry

Plate Position #5

Here is a nice copy of the I just found (Sept. 05), and this one is on the yellow brown shade. The UR corner ornament is clearly doubled, the UL ornament has a light line of doubling above it, and the raindrop-like curl in the upper mid area of the ornament is sharply doulbed. The ‘O’ & ‘S’ appear thickened or squeezed at the bottom. The bottom frameline shows trebling under the ‘S’ of CENTS.

This matches Duckworth’s description on p.107, Fig. 33 - J, p.111.

^ From the RETrimble Collection ^


 

Scott #27

Six Cents

Re-entry

Plate Positions #91-92-93

Here is a lovely piece, containing three different re-entries on the 6¢. See the individual scans below for close-ups of each, and read the explanation above the piece for details on the positions.

Courtesy of Glenn Archer

Glenn Archer sent me a scan of a wonderful piece he added to his collection containing three 6¢ Large Queens. Identifying the third one (on the right) was easy as it is the major re-entry from pp93. On examining the other two, Glenn began to suspect that these three stamps were at one time joined together in a strip of 3. After reading through the descriptions in Duckworth, Glenn realized that the left stamp matched Duckworth's description of "Unlocated Re-entry 1." From there, he naturally wondered if the stamp in between actually originated between the two? It appeared to match Duckworth's "Unlocated Re-entry 3," But how to tell if they were joined? Well, taking an extremely close look at the left stamp and the centre stamp, Glenn discovered that there is a fine plate scratch about two-thirds of the way down the stamps and crosses the margin, definitely showing that the two stamps were at one time attached. On examining the perforations, Glenn is now convinced that the three stamps represent plate positions 91-92-93, all with varying re-entries. The three are shown on piece below, followed by close-ups of each one.

Courtesy of Glenn Archer


 

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Scott #27

Six Cents

Re-entry 1 of 3 from Glenn Archer's piece

Plate Position #91

(Duckworth Unlocated 1)

Duckworth (quoting Harrison) describes the Unlocated 1 re-entry as, "outer circle over 'POS' has a clear extra line, and there are three lines where the horizontal frame line falls away to meet the right scroll.

Courtesy of Glenn Archer

Courtesy of Glenn Archer


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Scott #27

Six Cents

Re-entry 2 of 3 from Glenn Archer's piece

Plate Position #92

(Duckworth Unlocated 3)

Duckworth says about Unlocated 2. "similar to Position 93 at the top except the extra line over the outer circle above 'A POS' is quite clear. At the bottom, however, there are faint extra lines in the scroll to the right of the value panel; under the 'S' of SIX the inner frame line is broken; and there is an extra line which terminates under the 'S' of SIX." (Harrison)

Courtesy of Glenn Archer

Courtesy of Glenn Archer


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Scott #27

Six Cents

The Major Re-entry

3 of 3 from Glenn Archer's piece

Plate Position #93

The so-called 'major' re-entry on the 6¢ is actually quite subtle, but this copy does indeed match all of the criteria mentioned by Horace Harrison in Duckworth's book.

The most obvious areas are: doubling of 'S' of POSTAGE; doubling of scroll in upper right; doubling of lower frameline below SIX CENTS; and doubling of inner frameline to the right of the right '6'.

Courtesy of Glenn Archer

Below Glenn's example are two more that I had shown here previously from my own collection. Close-ups of these show the main details of the re-entry more clearly.

Courtesy of Glenn Archer


^ From the RETrimble Collection ^


Below are closeups of another copy I recently found, showing the doubling in the ‘S’ more clearly.

^ From the RETrimble Collection ^


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Scott #27

Six Cents

Major Re-entry

Plate Position #95

The upper left and upper right ornaments of the design are sharply doubled on this re-entry Note also the line in the white oval above the 'N' of CANADA..

I would contend that this re-entry deserves the recognition as THE major re-entry on the 6¢ more than position 93, above. While it does not have doubling in the 'S' as pp93, nor the doubling of the latter's bottom frameline under SIX, the strong doubling of the upper left scroll more than makes up for that!

^ From the RETrimble Collection ^


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Scott #27

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Re-entry N

(Duckworth Unlocated 6)

Plate Position Unknown, but reported to be from the first vertical column.

This appears to be Item ‘N’ from Duckworth, p.111, showing doubling in ‘STAGE.’ If you look closely through the cancel, brown markings can be seen in all of those letters.

Courtesy of Yannick Cartier

 

Courtesy of Yannick Cartier


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Scott #27

 

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Scott #27

Six Cents

Major Misplaced Entry

Plate Position Unknown

Harry Voss discovered a fascinating 6¢ LQ that appears to be a misplaced entry, or even a foreign entry. First, notice the markings in the right margin in the upper right and lower right; the horizontal markings across the chin and diagonal markings in front of the chin downwards; the marks on the temple; and finally below the eye.

The details in the right margin remind me of the 2¢ SQ Latent Entries.

These are certainly misplaced engraved design elements - the question is whether they are from the 6¢ transfer roll, or ???

Your input would be welcome, as well as the report of a second copy to prove constancy.

Courtesy of Harry Voss

^ Courtesy of Harry Voss ^


   
 

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