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Some of the most incredible examples of the problems some siderographers ran into while laying down or repairing the steel printing plates are what we call MISPLACED ENTRIES. These occurred when the transfer roll was not set down on the plate in the proper position and portions of design were entered at least 0.5mm away from the proper position and sometimes as much as a whole half-stamp away. The best example of this on a Canadian stamp is the Double Epaulettes variety on the 10¢ Decimal Issue. (More than a half-stamp away and it is not really possible to tell whether the stamp below or the stamp above was the intended position to be repaired.) Here are some amazing examples.


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Scott #75

One Cent Numeral

Major Misplaced Entry 1

Here we see a shift of a full 1mm down from the top corner and 0.5mm out into the UR margin. This was the very first of the misplaced entries I added to my collection many years ago, thanks to Gray Scrimgeour.

^ From the RETrimble Collection ^


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Scott #75

One Cent Numeral

Major Misplaced Entry 2

This one looks similar to the above, but this time the design is shifted a full 4.3mm down from the top. It, too, is 0.5mm out into the right margin and very likely occurred at the same time as the above stamp. I thank Dr. Warren Bosch for this one.

 

 

Below this photo is another that appears to be a very worn state of this stamp. Note the diagonal mark inside the outer frameline, which is a remnant of the leaf stem.

^ From the RETrimble Collection ^


Worn Plate

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Scott #75

One Cent Numeral

Major Misplaced Entry 3

Yes, that is indeed the upper right corner design (stem of M.L. and top frameline) you see in the right numeral box. This incredible shift is either 5.6mm too high, or 19mm too low!

There are other marks visible as well.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below this photo this is another showing an extremely worn version of this variety. There are, however, enough of the details remaining to confirm it is the same stamp.

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^ From the RETrimble Collection ^


^ From the RETrimble Collection ^


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Scott #75

One Cent Numeral

Quintuple Misplaced Entry 4

Well, this one is a great example of, “Put it here!” “No, put it here!” “No, I don’t think so. Let’s put it here!” And so on and so on. ... If you count the leaf stems, you’ll find at least FIVE of them. Yes, this is a ‘quintuple entry’! The siderography lowered and raised the transfer roll at least five times before he was happy with the position. Must have had trouble finding the guide dot. This made for a really bad day!

Oh, and to top things off, there is a nice fine angled retouch extending down from the UR corner into the right margin.

^ From the RETrimble Collection ^


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Scott #75

One Cent Numeral

'Almost' a Misplaced Entry 5

This one does not have a sufficient shift to fit the ‘misplaced’ category (only about 0.3mm), but it is so obviously similar to the two stamps shown at the top that it most likely occurred at the same time and on the same plate. This one was provided by Hugh Laurence, as I don’t yet have a copy.

Courtesy of Hugh Laurence


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Scott #75

One Cent Numeral

Misplaced Entry 6

Here is another misplaced entry of at least 0.8 mm. In the lower right numeral box, we see four of the spandrel lines above the RNB duplicated within the top portion of the numeral box. Below the design, there is part of the bottom frameline. The upper right corner shows strong doubling within the leaf.

Note: The small nick in the outer vertical frameline in the upper right corner is not constant. This does not appear in any of the other 14 copies of this stamp in my collection.

^ From the RETrimble Collection ^


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Scott #75

One Cent Numeral

Misplaced Entry & Re-entry 7

Here we have a triple entry. A strong re-entry shifted upwards is visible in the upper corners, while a misplaced entry is visible in the lower two corners, as well as the upper right leaf. Lovely!

^ From the RETrimble Collection ^


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Scott #75

One Cent Numeral

Misplaced Entry 8

At 0.4 mm, this stamp does not quite fit my definition of a misplaced entry, but the details are such that it looks like so much more than just a major re-entry, that I included it here.

^ From the RETrimble Collection ^


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Scott #75

One Cent Numeral

Misplaced Entry 9

At first glance this might appear to be a kiss print, but believe it or not, this is a constant variety - I have four copies in my collection! And they all include the 'extra' long vein in the lower right area of the leaf, as well as the blotchiness across them.

As the only marks are found in the upper right corner, as shown, I believe this must be another example of a dropped transfer roll.

Note: The few marks seen in CANADA are NOT constant.

^ From the RETrimble Collection ^


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Scott #75

One Cent Numeral

Misplaced Entry

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Scott #75

One Cent Numeral

Misplaced Entry

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Scott #75

One Cent Numeral

Misplaced Entry

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Scott #75

One Cent Numeral

Misplaced Entry

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Scott #75

One Cent Numeral

Misplaced Entry

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Scott #75

One Cent Numeral

Misplaced Entry

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Ralph E. Trimble

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