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QUEEN VICTORIA

MAPLE LEAF ISSUE

Two Cents Purple

1897-1898

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Plate 1 Left Pane of the 2¢ Maple Leaf is a treasure trove of misplaced entries and re-entries. As well as having a full top plate strip of 20 in my own collection, I was also able to examine a full proof sheet of this pane that John Jamieson of Saskatoon Stamp Centre purchased in the Archives Sale back in 1990. This confirms that the varieties you will see below are also found on the printed stamps that were released to the public (good news for collectors).

The first three vertical positions on the pane from #'s 1, 11 & 21 ALL exhibit Major Misplaced Entries! There are clear remnants of partially erased designs showing from 0.6 - 0.8 mm above the actual stamp entries. Examination of the photographs below will show these details. All of them are absolutely delightful! Enjoy!

Position #7 shows evidence of an even stronger shifted Misplaced Entry, a full 1.6 mm to the right. Subtle, but gorgeous!

Meanwhile, Position #2 shows a beautiful Major Re-entry, with a clockwise shift, visible over the entire design, but particularly lovely in the upper right (see POSTAGE, the leaf and the frame) and lower right (see the leaf and frame).

The lower right corner of Position #8 also shows a lovely re-entry. This is much sharper on the proof than the actual stamp.

       
   

^ From the RETrimble Collection ^


Note the obvious colour difference between the printed stamps and the plate proofs below.


 

*1

Scott #68

Two Cents Purple

Major Misplaced Entry

Position 1L1

 


*2

Scott #68

Two Cents Purple

Major Misplaced Entry

Position 1L11

 


*3

Scott #68

Two Cents Purple

Major Misplaced Entry

Position 1L21

 


*4

Scott #68

Two Cents Purple

Major Misplaced Entry

Position 1L7


*5

Area Between

Positions #1 & #2


*6

Scott #68

Two Cents Purple

The Major Re-entry

Position 1L2

 


*7 

Scott #68

Two Cents Purple

Strong Re-entry

Position 1L8


*8

   

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Ralph E. Trimble

Specialist in BNA Re-entries
retrimble@rogers.com