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NOTE: This page is due for a major overhaul, during which it will be broken up into a number of pages and the items arranged by Scott numbers. Until then, you will have to jump around somewhat to find particular issues, although they are now all arranged in Scott number order, except for the first four items. Unfortunately, with the addition of new items, my numbering system has been altered accordingly.


       

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U.S.A.

Scott #467  1917

Foreign Entry

5¢ on 2¢ (1 & 2 of 3)

Plate Positions 7942 UL 74 & 84

This is one of my very favourite errors. This is one of three plate positions where the 5¢ design was inadvertently rolled in to correct three impressions on the 2¢ plate. Several elements of the 2¢ remain visible in each of the positions. These are normally collected in blocks of 12 and 9 with the error(s) in the centre, but sometimes the sheets were actually broken up into pairs and singles. I have a pair, also.

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Look below for my newest acquisition ... my block of 12 containing TWO examples together! Following that is my block of 9 showing the single example in the centre.

Note the distinguishing features of each of the three positions, shown below.

 

(The above two scans are taken from the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PLATE VARIETIES ON U.S. BUREAU-PRINTED POSTAGE STAMPS by Loran C. French, Bureau Issues Association, Inc., 1979, page 84.)


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Above is a gorgeous block of 12 containing TWO of the 5¢ 'error of colour' stamps, one above the other. The upper one is pp7942UL74 (as in my pair), while the one beneath it is pp7942UL84. I am absolutely delighted to say that this wonderful piece does belong to me. I recently (October 2010) added this incredible block of 12 to my collection.

^ Above is a pair that was separated from the sheet (with a close-up below). This position is the upper stamp in the vertical pair, 7942 UL 74 ^

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Scott #467  1917

5¢ on 2¢ (3 of 3)

Plate Position

7942 LR 18

And here is the third copy in the centre of a block of 9. Sure, the centring is not the best, but who cares! It’s glorious!

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Scott #569 30¢ Bison

Major Double Transfer

(Major Re-entry)

Plate 16065 Position UR52 

This is one of the nicest double transfers I have seen on a U.S. stamp.

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And here it is again, lower left in a nice used block of four.

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U.S.A. / Canal Zone

Scott #93  30¢ Bison

Major Double Transfer

(Major Re-entry)

Plate 14438 Position LR79 

This is another lovely major re-entry on the Bison stamp, this time showing down the left side of the design. The left frameline is doubled, along with the inner spandrel, UNITED, and 30.

Courtesy of The Canal Zone Study Group

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #569 30¢ Bison

Double Transfer

( Re-entry)

Plate Position Unknown 

This is a new double transfer I have not seen before on this U.S. Bison stamp! It tuned up on eBay recently (June 2013) and I was fortunate to win it.

The doubling is much more subtle than the above two examples, with the main detail in and around the lower right numeral area. There are a couple of marks in the lower left numeral and background circle. Note the extra line in the 'E' of POSTAGE and the upper right spandrel, with the right frameline extending up into the upper margin.  There are similar marks in the upper left spandrel design. Faint markings are also seen through 'STATES' at the top and 'CENTS' at the bottom.

Surprisingly, the late Loran 'Cloudy' French did not list this DT in his 'ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PLATE VARIETIES ON U.S. BUREAU-PRINTED POSTAGE STAMPS' published in 1979 by the Bureau Issues Association, Inc. I was sure I would find it there, but it must not have been known at the time.

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #2875

BEP Souvenir Sheets

1994

Michael D. Smith has submitted two articles that he has written on the various double transfers that occured on the 1994 Bureau of Engraving & Printing Souvenir Sheets.

The first concerns The Major Double Transfer from Sheet 1 (of 9), Position #4.

Part One - Page 1 (Pages 1-3 of his article)

Part One - Page 2 (Pages 4-6 of his article)

The second article covers the other, more minor, double transfers that can be found.

 

   

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Scott #11e

3¢ Dull Red

A Major Re-entry

Plate Position 92 L I L

This major double transfer shows a strong line of doubling through THREE CENTS and the centres of the rosettes at the LL & LR are completely doubled, making them look like 8's.

The first example is a lovely wide bottom margin copy, while the second is another that now resides in my collection, with thanks to Earl Noss.

Courtesy of Earl Noss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #68

10¢ Green

A Major Misplaced Entry

Plate Position Unknown

I recently discovered from several lots shown on eBay that U.S. Official stamps seem to have a lot of wonderful misplaced entries. Well, they're not the only ones! Here is a lovely one found and submitted by Michael D. Smith, showing misplaced markings in the left central margin.

Courtesy of Michael D. Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #68

10¢ Green

A Major Double Transfer

This is the well-known 'TAG' double transfer showing strongly in POSTAGE. It is somewhat unusual due to the 'smudgeiness' of the details.

Notice that a more minor DT can be seen in the LR corner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #73  1861

2¢ 'Blackjack'

Major Re-entry 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #73  1861

2¢ 'Blackjack'

Re-entry 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #73  1861

2¢ 'Blackjack'

Re-entry 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #73  1861

2¢ 'Blackjack'

Re-entry 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #73  1861

2¢ 'Blackjack'

Re-entry 5

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After seeing the above Jackson re-entries, I received an email from Michael D. Smith with 11 scans attached of a nice Jackson re-entry he has in his collection. Rather than overload this page with 11 more scans, I have put them on their own separate page. Click on the link at the left to go and have a look at his stamp.

 

 

 


 

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Scott #210  1883

2¢ Red Brown

Major  Double Transfer

This is a lovely double transfer showing strongly throughout much of the design, particularly in the lettering.

This wee cover was simply described on eBay as having "a line through T-E variety."

The cover is shown below the close-up scans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #156  1873

1¢ Ultramarine

Major  Double Transfer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #182  1879

1¢ Franklin Ultramarine

Major  Double Transfer

This is a lovely twisted double transfer showing strongly throughout much of the design, particularly in the lettering at the bottom.

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Scott #230  1893

1¢ Columbian Expo

Major Re-entry 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #230  1893

1¢ Columbian Expo

Strong Re-entry 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #231  1893

2¢ Columbian Expo

A Major Misplaced Entry

This When I first saw this stamp in a lot on eBay, my first thought was that it was likely a kiss print, it was SO incredibly doubled! However, my mind was quickly changed a moment later when I looked at another stamp in the same lot...There was a SECOND copy with the exact same doubling! So, the doubling is REAL, not just a slip or kiss print! The shift is a good 0.6mm, qualifying it for 'misplaced entry' status. A truly OUTSTANDING stamp!

And that's not all that was in the same lot...Have a look at the stamp below...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #231  1893

2¢ Columbian Expo

Major  Re-entry

This is a double transfer of major proportions, with a marked upwards shift showing strong doubling in UNITED STATES, the left '2,' 'POSTAGE  T' and in and above 'LANDING OF COLUMBUS.'

Courtesy of Peter Lenk

I am pleased to report that another of the great stamps in the lot of 5 that I mention above was a copy of the stamp reported here some time ago by Peter Lenk. It's nice to have a second copy to prove constancy.

^ Courtesy of Peter Lenk ^

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Scott #231  1893

2¢ Columbian Expo

Major  Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Scott #231  1893

2¢ Columbian Expo

Sharp Re-entry

 

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Scott #236  1893

8¢ Columbian Expo

Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #236  1893

8¢ Columbian Expo

Re-entry 2

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Michael D. Smith has submitted two scans of another 8¢ Columbian re-entry.

Click on the link to the left to see his stamp.

 

 

 


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Scott #237  1893

10¢ Columbian Expo

Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #237  1893

10¢ Columbian Expo

Re-entry 2

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Michael D. Smith has submitted scans of a nice 10¢ Columbian re-entry.

Click on the link at the left to go to a separate page to view his stamp.

 

 

 


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Scott #269

4¢ Lincoln

Re-entry

There is a sharp re-entry in the 'E' and 'T' of CENTS.

Courtesy of Peter Lenk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Courtesy of Peter Lenk


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Scott #286

2¢ Carmine

Major Re-entry

Courtesy of Peter Lenk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Courtesy of Peter Lenk


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Scott #295

2¢ Carmine & Black

Major Re-entry

Here the black centre is doubled.

Courtesy of Peter Lenk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Courtesy of Peter Lenk


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Scott #300  1903

1¢ Franklin

Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #306

8¢ Black

Major Re-entry

Plate Position Unknown

This beautiful, extensive major re-entry was sent in by Peter Lenk, showing sharp doubling of the entire bottom two-thirds of the design. The doubling extends all the way from the bottom up to at least the 'E' of UNITED.

Courtesy of Peter Lenk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #306 - 2

8¢ Black

Major Re-entry

Plate Position Unknown

Here is another major re-entry that was found on cover by Peter Lenk, showing doubling across a lower strip of the design. The doubling extends through 1732 MARTHA WASHINGTON 1802, as well as the outer scroll and leaves to the right.

This stamp is the top of a pair owned by George Norton, Curator of the Spellman Museum of Stamps and Postal History (www.spellman.org) who was showing some rare private carrier covers when Peter discovered the re-entry.

Courtesy of Peter Lenk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #319  1903

2¢ Washington

Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #328  1907

Jamestown Expo

1¢ Captain John Smith

Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #344

2¢ Carmine

Strong Re-entry

Plate Position Unknown

This imperf pair shows a lovely re-entry of the left stamp showing mainly in the upper frameline and U.S. POSTAGE, but also at the bottom in TWO CENTS and the bottom of the portrait oval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #499

2¢ Carmine

Major Re-entry - Centre Stamp

Plate Position Unknown

This sharp re-entry shows a marked doubling to the left and down, showing the outer left frameline in the left margin shifted downwards, along with strong doubling in '2 CENTS 2,' and at the left and right sides of the white portrait oval.

This stamp is also illustrated in Loran C. French's book, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PLATE VARIETIES ON U.S. BUREAU-PRINTED POSTAGE STAMPS,  Bureau Issues Association, Inc., 1979, page 100, Fig. #499 - 6.

My sincere thanks to Warren Bosch for his help in acquiring this beauty for my collection!

^ Courtesy of Dr. Warren L. Bosch ^

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #499

2¢ Carmine

Major Re-entry

Plate Position Unknown

This re-entry shows a marked doubling of the '2' in the lower right corner. The ribbon element above it exhibits doubling, as does the 'TS' of CENTS. The lower inner frameline is doubled, as is the bottom right corner of the outer frame. Doubling is also seen in the ribbon above the '2' on the left, along with some of the lines on the neck.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #501  1917

3¢ Washington Light Violet

Major Double Transfer

Plate 8129, UL Pane, pp15

This is a major double transfer, with doubling visible in almost the entire design. It is the centre stamp in this imprint block of 9. A close-up of the stamp appears below the block, along with a description and diagram of the details found on p.195 of Max G. Johl's 1935 book, UNITED STATES POSTAGE STAMPS 1902-1935. (Quarterman Publications reproduction, 1976)

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  From Max G. Johl's UNITED STATES POSTAGE STAMPS 1902-1935, p.195

From Max G. Johl's UNITED STATES POSTAGE STAMPS 1902-1935, p.195


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Scott #530a  1918

3¢ Washington

Kiss Print giving appearance of a Double Impression

They are a great many of these, so there must have been some problem with the drying of the ink or removing the paper from the press.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #548

1¢ Green

Strong Re-entry

Plate Position Unknown

This re-entry is subtle, but if you look carefully at the UL corner you will see doubling of the frame, '20' of 1620, and the ornament below the 20. On the right side, the vertical frameline is doubled out into the right margin.

Courtesy of Peter Lenk

 

 

 

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Scott #557c  1924

5¢ Blue

A Major Re-entry

Plate 15571, Position 86, Upper Left Pane

As documented in The American Philatelist, Vol. 89, No. 11, November 1975, pp1019-1021, this amazing complete Double Transfer was not even discovered until 1974, when a copy was cherry-picked out of an APS Circuit Book. It was on a Canal Zone overprinted stamp, Sc. #86, and when first discovered it was thought by some to be a double impression. This was proven to be untrue when a member of the APS expert committee found a pair in his own collection, one with the double transfer and one without.

The upper illustration is one that was prepared for use in the AP, while the lower one is a scan taken from the AP page.

Unfortunately, I do not have a copy of the real thing to scan for you.

Naturally, this is WAY up there on my Want List!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #598

1 1/2¢ Harding

Re-entry

There is doubling in the 'U' of UNITED STATES at the left.

Courtesy of Peter Lenk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #610

2¢ Harding

Major Re-entry

Position Unknown

This is an amazing double transfer visible in the upper half of the design, with magnificent doubling in much of UNITED STATES POSTAGE, the portrait oval, profile, inner framelines and dates.

This is an extremely scarce re-entry of major proportions.

Courtesy of Larry Cohen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #712  1932

Washington Bicentennial

7¢ Washington

Plate 20563 UL 1

Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #720  1932

3¢ Washington

Plate 21285 UR 72

Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #741  1934

National Parks Issue

2¢ Grand Canyon

Plate 21255 UL or UR 4

Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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