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Scott #36


There are a number of wonderful items to be found on the 2¢ value, with such things as two different latent entries, a spectacular major re-entry, and a number of other strong re-entries. These together with all of the other constant plate varieties that have been documented elsewhere (Reiche & Sendbuehler and John Hillson, as two examples), the 2¢ Small Queen can be a life-long specialty all in itself for someone so predisposed.
   

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Two Cent

Latent Entry/Lower

Version 1

A misplaced entry, this is one of Canada's scarcest stamps. The most obvious feature is found in the margin below the L.R. 2. These marks are from the centre area of the portrait oval, showing the design has been misplaced by a full half-stamp. Lines are also seen on the left side in the left 2 and the 'E' of 'CENTS.'

The Plate Position is not yet known.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Cent

Latent Entry/Upper

Version 2

Ottawa Plate of 200

Plate Position #188

Similar to the Version 1 above, this stamp shows a misplaced entry in the upper left margin, above the 'NAD' of 'CANADA.' The marks in the margin above the 'D' are from the 'bun' of the Queen's hair, while the horizontal lines to the left are some of the background shading lines behind the Queen's head and neck. This, too, is a misplacement of about one-half a stamp.

There was originally some thought that these two latent entries occurred one above the other on the plate, but the discovery of a bottom strip of 20 of the Ottawa plate of 200 showing this latent in the bottom row in position #188, with no sign of  Version 1 in the stamp above, finally put this theory to rest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Cent

The Major Re-entry

Plate Position #97 of the Montreal Plate

This is THE strongest re-entry on the 2¢. Unfortunately, it is often confused with the many other similar types of re-entries that may be found on this stamp. The distinguishing feature, besides the heavy doubling of the 'points' within the 2's, is the 'mangled' appearance of the doubling in 'CENTS.' This is quite distinctive and unmistakable, and will also be found in three of the Major Re-entries on the 6¢ Red Brown. Also note the very extensive doubling of the engraved lines on the Queen’s neck. The doubling gets ‘wider’ the further down the design you go, with only a slight ‘squeezed’ effect in CANADA POSTAGE.

This re-entry is much more scarce than the catalogue prices imply.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Cent

A Major Re-entry

But NOT the Major! Note that it does not have the 'mangled' look in CENTS that THE Major has, even though the doubling in the left 2 is even stronger than the Major.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Cent

A Major Re-entry

The lower portion of the design is clearly doubled, especially in the lower left corner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Cent

A Major Re-entry

This one shows a strong shift down into the lower margin, with the sharpest doubling in the left 2 and below the lower left corner. There is also a line in the top of 'TS' of CENTS and doubling of the lower right corner. It is the left stamp in a pair, shown below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Cent

A Major Re-entry

The lower portion of the design is clearly doubled, especially in the lower left corner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Cent

Strong Re-entries

This is a series of five stamps that some dealers automatically label as 'The' major re-entry because of the doubling they see in CENTS, particularly the upper diagonal line of the 'N.' It should be known that there are a fair number of these re-entries and they are difficult to tell apart. Obviously, they are NOT even close to THE major re-entry, but they are nice, nevertheless.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The following are some other re-entries, not necessarily of major proportions, that I have on the Two Cents.

The numbers (Re-entry 1, Re-entry 2, etc.) are simply a means of telling one from the other and do not represent any form of ranking or importance.


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Two Cent

Re-entry 1

The bottom line of the lower left corner is doubled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Cent

Re-entry 2

The bottom of the design is doubled, as well as the 'N' of CENTS and tips of some of the design elements. This is on cover, shown below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Cent

Re-entry 3

The left 2 and 'C' of CENTS show nice lines of doubling. This is on cover, shown below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Cent

Re-entry 4

The left 2 shows some doubling, as well as part of the corner frame at the bottom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Cent

Re-entry 5

Another one with doubling in the left 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Cent

Re-entry 6

This one shows doubling in the lower right corner, including the 2, 'S' and bottom frame elements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Cent

Re-entry 7

The right 2 shows slight doubling, along with the outer right of the corner design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Cent

Re-entry 8

This is another one with subtle doubling of the left 2 and the bottom of the corner design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Cent

Re-entry 9

Here is one that shows doubling of just the bottom right tip of the design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Cent

Re-entry 10

And another, similar to the one above.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Cent

Re-entry 11

And finally, for now anyway, this grubby-looking thing shows a nicely doubled left side of the portrait oval, the only example of doubling there that I have seen to date!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Cent

Re-entry 12

 


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Ralph E. Trimble

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