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Re-entries on the

Ten Pence Plate Proofs from Photocopies

 

This is one of the true Classic stamps of Canada. It is also one of the most beautiful. Printed in sheets of 120 (12 X 10), there are many re-entries to be found, some of them quite major. Varying greatly in quality of paper and crispness of the image, these re-entries are most easily seen on the plate proofs. Below are scans taken of enlarged colour photocopies of a proof sheet of the Ten Pence that John Jamieson of Saskatoon Stamp Centre provided to me several years ago.

While scans of photocopies are far from ideal, the following images should at least provide a basis for searching and identifying the particular re-entries. As you will see, the sheet itself was wrinkled in placse, so the images may not all appear to be perfectly rectangular. Although I started with hi-res scans, the images are still obviously blurry/fuzzy.

On close examination of the photocopies, I was able to identify 13 re-entries, 8 of which can be considered of major proportions, showing clear doubling of some or much of the lettering. There may well be more minor re-entries that did not copy clearly or at all, so I am not ruling out the existence of others.

 


I present all 13 re-entries here in numerical order of plate position, not based on the strengths of each. At the end there is a 14th stamp that is not a re-entry, but which could be mistaken for one.
   

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Scott #7

Ten Pence

A Major Re-entry

Plate Position #1

This is one of the nicest of the several 10d major re-entries, with the distinctive line in the bottom of 'ANAD.' There are many other details, as well. This is the same re-entry that is pictured on the front of the dust jacket of Boggs' Quarterman Reprint of The Postage Stamps and Postal History of Canada, which Boggs incorrectly identified as THE Major.. It is very often confused with THE Major Re-entry found in plate position #29.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Courtesy of John Jamieson, Saskatoon Stamp Centre


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Scott #7

Ten Pence

A Major Re-entry

Plate Position #6

This is a nice re-entry showing doubling in 'ADA' of CANADA, 'OS' of POSTAGE, and 'PEN' of PENCE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Courtesy of John Jamieson, Saskatoon Stamp Centre


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Scott #7

Ten Pence

A Major Re-entry

Plate Position #9

This re-entry shows a considerable shift to the left. Note the doubling of the left vertical frameline in the lower left, as well as the numerous markings in the white ovals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Courtesy of John Jamieson, Saskatoon Stamp Centre


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Scott #7

Ten Pence

Re-entry

Plate Position #12

This re-entry shows slight doubling in CANADA POS, and TEN PEN. There is also a weak transfer in the UR corner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Courtesy of John Jamieson, Saskatoon Stamp Centre


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Scott #7

Ten Pence

A Major Re-entry

Plate Position #16

This one has lots of delightful little bits of doubling throughout the design, but note particularly the strong doubling of the oval band at left-centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Courtesy of John Jamieson, Saskatoon Stamp Centre


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Scott #7

Ten Pence

Re-entry

Plate Position #17

Note the doubling in 'ADA' of CANADA, the top of the 'E' of POSTAGE and the spandrel line above it. Markings can also be found the lower portion of the design and TEN PENCE, along with the oval band at the left.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Courtesy of John Jamieson, Saskatoon Stamp Centre


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Scott #7

Ten Pence

Re-entry

Plate Position #22

Note the doubling in numerous letters of CANADA POSTAGE, the numerals in both lower corners, and the oval band at the left.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Courtesy of John Jamieson, Saskatoon Stamp Centre


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Scott #7

Ten Pence

The Major Re-entry

Plate Position #29

This is THE strongest of the many beautiful re-entries that are found on this classic. The main identifying characteristic of this re-entry is the heavy line through the bottom of CANADA. However, plate position #1, seen further above, also has a line through CANADA, and it is often mistaken for this one because of it. However, further inspection and comparision between the two reveals much more doubling visible on this position than #1. There is clear evidence of doubling in all of the letters of POSTAGE, as well as TEN CENTS. There is strong doubling in the white oval above CANADA and below TAGE, and of the lower left of the portrait itself. The numerals in all four corners are also doubled. This is truly a classic re-entry on a classic stamp!

 

 

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Courtesy of John Jamieson, Saskatoon Stamp Centre


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Scott #7

Ten Pence

Re-entry

Plate Position #44

Note the doubling of 'P...GE' of POSTAGE, in PENCE, and above and below the beaver at the right. There is also a slight weak transfer at the bottom, although it appears the framelines have been strengthened.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Courtesy of John Jamieson, Saskatoon Stamp Centre


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Scott #7

Ten Pence

A Major Re-entry

Plate Position #52

This one has noticeable doubling in much of the lettering, both inner and outer white ovals, and all four corner numerals.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Courtesy of John Jamieson, Saskatoon Stamp Centre


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Scott #7

Ten Pence

A Major Re-entry

Plate Position #53

Unlike the other major re-entries on this stamp, this one shows doubling in the tops of the lettering of CANADA and the oval below. Sharp doubling is also found in and below POSTAGE, TEN PENCE, extensions of the portrait lines into the white oval above 'NC', below the 'CE', the white oval in front of Cartier's face, all four corner numerals, the outer white oval, and the framelines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Courtesy of John Jamieson, Saskatoon Stamp Centre


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Scott #7

Ten Pence

A Major Re-entry

Plate Position #70

This is another showing strong doubling in the white outer oval at the left, in much of CANADA POSTAGE, with smudgy doubling in parts of the inner white oval. There is an extension of the upper frameline to the left, as well as the inner frameline to the left at the bottom left. The inner right vertical frameline is also doubled to the left, showing as well in the outer white oval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Courtesy of John Jamieson, Saskatoon Stamp Centre


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Scott #7

Ten Pence

Re-entry

Plate Position #90

This one shows a shift to the left involving the inner vertical frameline on the left side, above 'CAN' and in 'POS.' The value in the upper left corner is doubled, and all inner framelines appear to be strengthened.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Courtesy of John Jamieson, Saskatoon Stamp Centre


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Scott #7

Ten Pence

Guideline and Dots

Plate Position #72

Note the fine guideline inside the right vertical frame. The frame in the upper right corner is broken, and there are three large guide dots visible. The unerased guideline passes through the centre of these three dots.

There are also two lines through the outer white oval at the left, as well as a heavier one through the outer white oval at the right. A heavy horizontal line is seen below the lower right corner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I have included the following stamp which is NOT a re-entry, but because it may be mistaken for one.

Courtesy of John Jamieson, Saskatoon Stamp Centre


 

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Ralph E. Trimble

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