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Scott #10 - 5¢ Blue

 


While a few of the issues of Nova Scotia have some re-entries, none has more than the 5¢ Decimal Issue of 1860-1863. Like the New Brunswick Connell Proof sheet, I had the opportunity to examine a full Proof sheet of the 5¢ Decimal, Scott #10. It too belonged to Kasimir Bileski from the Archives sale, and was loaned to me for study. I discovered a total of 27 re-entries, one of which is of Major proportions. Nicholas Argenti, in his book, THE POSTAGE STAMPS OF NEW BRUNSWICK AND NOVA SCOTIA, reprinted by Quarterman Publications in 1976, described this Major Re-entry, but was uncertain as to the plate position, stating that it was either #20, 50 or 80. My examination of the Proof sheet of 100 enabled me to conclusively state that this Major Re-entry is from Position #80 on the plate.

   

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Scott #10P

5¢ Blue

The Major Re-entry

Plate Position #80

This major re-entry shows a marked shift over the entire design. For an idea of the overall shift, look carefully at the doubling of the delicate floral designs across the top of the stamp, as seen in the first two photos. With that in mind, the doubling in all of the lettering and side scrollwork will fall into place.

Unfortunately, I have yet to see this re-entry on an issued stamp, so I do not know if it survived past the proof stage, or was repaired.

Courtesy of Kasimir Bileski

Courtesy of Kasimir Bileski


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Scott #10P

5¢ Blue

Re-entry

Plate Position #93

Compared to the above Major, this re-entry and the one following are quite minor, but they are the strongest on the plate after Position #80.

Courtesy of Kasimir Bileski

 

Courtesy of Kasimir Bileski


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Scott #10P

5¢ Blue

Re-entry

Plate Position #99

As mentioned above, another very minor re-entry.

I hope to provide more photos of this and the above stamp.

Courtesy of Kasimir Bileski

 

Courtesy of Kasimir Bileski


   

For your records, I found re-entries on the following positions: 27, 45, 46, 52, 55,

56, 57, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 72, 77, 80 (M), 82, 85, 86, 92, 93, 97, 98,

99, 100. The only Major Re-entry being position #80. This has yet to be seen on an actual

copy of the issued stamp.

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Ralph E. Trimble

Specialist in BNA Re-entries
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