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ADMIRAL ISSUE

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ONE CENT Green Scott #104

Two Cents // Three Cents // Four Cents to One Dollar


There are a great many re-entries on the lower values of the Admiral Issue. Many of these are recorded and illustrated in George C. Marler’s masterwork, THE ADMIRAL ISSUE of CANADA, published by the American Philatelic Society in 1982. As wonderful a resource as this is, it was based mainly on examination of the Proof sheets held by the Postal Archives in Ottawa. It therefore does not take into account the many instances when the plates were re-entered, and thus a far greater number of re-entries exists than is covered by this book. It does, however, provide a fine foundation on which to base a collection of Admiral re-entries, as long as you realize you are likely to find many re-entries not included by Marler.

   

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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

The Major Re-entry

Plate Position 12LR35

This gorgeous stamp is probably one of Canada’s best known re-entries. With a strong clockwise twist, doubling almost every element of the design, this stamp stands out as one of our finest. While the marvelous doubling of the lower right corner numeral box and ‘1’ is its most awesome feature, you should note also the doubling of the left ‘1’ and the letters of ONE CENT. Not to be forgotten, check out the ‘TAG’ of POSTAGE, particularly the delightful ‘twin peaks’ of the ‘A.’ Of course, the surrounding leaf elements and the portrait itself also exhibit fine examples of re-entry doubling.

This is a highly desireable stamp, and I shall always regret parting with my copy, seen second one down at the right, in order to make a computer upgrade several years ago. (I was desperate for a new Macintosh!)

Below the close-ups of the single stamp is a scan of a newly discovered dated pair with the re-entry on the left. Making it particularly interesting, and even more scarce (if that is indeed possible) is the fact that the circular date falls on the re-entry stamp. Few of the known copies of this stamp are dated. This is a North Bay duplex cancellation dated "DE 3 12".

This pair is courtesy of Eastern Auctions, with a nod to Leopold Beaudet for bringing it to my attention.

UPDATE: A mint block of 4 containing the major recently surfaced in Eastern Auctions February 22-23, 2013 sale! Scroll down to see this block.

 

As an aside, it has always been my contention that there are many copies of this major that have not yet been discovered due to the fact that they are all hiding out on the backs of picture postcards, which were so popular at the time of this stamp issue. Indeed, one of the copies known to me is on such a postcard. And we all know how postcard collectors don’t really care much about the backs of the cards or the stamps! So next time you see a pile of postcards at a dealer’s table, take some time to check out the backs...you just might be in for a wonderful find! And remember, you heard it here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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^ One of the finest copies of The Major Re-entry Known - Ex Reiche ^

^ Another incredible copy; the best I have seen ^ - Courtesy of Arpi Cikor

Above stamp was formerly in the RETrimble collection, now Courtesy of Bob Turkowski


^ Pair courtesy Eastern Auctions (The Major is the left stamp of the pair.) ^


 

^ Another beautiful copy, above. Unfortunately, I do not have the source to give credit.

^ Unfortunately trimmed at the top, but at least I now have a copy! ^

^ The RETrimble Collection ^

^ From the RETrimble Collection ^  A lovely looking copy, but unfortunately reperfed along the entire right side.

^ Courtesy of Eastern Auctions, Ltd ^ This gorgeous mint block was recently sold by Eastern Auctions for $6500 + 15% Buyer's Premium!



 

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Scott #125vi Perf 8

1¢ Admiral Green

The Major Re-entry

Plate Position 12LR35

This is the UNIQUE copy of the major re-entry on a coil!

At this point in time, it remains the ONLY copy ever found.

Unfortunately, as you can see, it is also damaged.

Courtesy of W.G. Burden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Courtesy of W.G. Burden



 

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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

Major Misplaced Entry

Plate Position Unknown

Here we have a shift of a full 2.0 mm upwards of the entire misplaced design. Evidence abounds over the entire stamp, but the most obvious feature is the line through the bottom of ‘ONE’ which is actually the bottom frameline. Markings are found in both right and left maple leaves, including part of the ‘1’ in the large leaf on the left. Part of the portrait oval can be seen in the top margin.

This is by far the best example of a misplaced entry on the ONE CENT Admiral that I am aware of.

It was discovered by Dr. Warren Bosch many years ago, who found two copies, one sound (the upper photo) and the other with a piece missing due to careless handling of scissors. The latter resides in my collection. (See last photo.)

I have yet to hear of another.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

Major Re-entry 2

Plate Position  7UL6

This major exhibits a shift in the lower portion of the design, with lovely doubling of both 1’s, much of ONE CENT, the bottom frameline and right vertical frameline. All of the spandrel lines above the RNB are doubled into the white frame.

The plate position of this major re-entry was recently discovered by W.G. Burden of Eastern Auctions who found it in a lovely imprint strip of 4. Scroll down to see it.

Courtesy of W.G. Burden & Eastern Auctions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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^ Here is a copy of the above major on a postcard, along with a U.S.A. stamp! The RETrimble Collection ^


W.G. Burden of Eastern Auctions reported the find of this major re-entry in a plate strip of 4, confirming its plate position. It's under the 'A - No - 7.'

^ Courtesy of W.G. Burden & Eastern Auctions ^


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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

Major Re-entry 3

Plate Position

This is a much more subtle shift, but sizeable nevertheless.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

Major Re-entry 4

Plate Position 139LL85

This is a downward shift showing doubling of the bottom of the right ‘1’ and the lower frameline.


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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

Major Re-entry 5

Plate Position 17LL91

This is a lovely example of a major re-entry in the upper portion of the design.


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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

Major Re-entry 6

Plate Position

This shows a band of doubling across the portrait, with clear doubling in ‘CAN’ and 'AGE.'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

Major Re-entry 7

Plate Position 58LR92

This shows doubling only on the left in and below the ‘CA.’


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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

Major Re-entry 8

Plate Position 10LL91

This is a another band of doubling, showing in and below ‘CA’ and in and above ‘GE.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

Major Re-entry 9

Plate Position

This shows a heavy line of doubling below ‘ANA’ and slightly in the letters.

 


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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

Major Re-entry 10

Plate Position 74UL6

This one is more extensive, with doubling in and below most of CANADA POSTAGE.

 


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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

Major Re-entry 11

Plate Position

This is a much more subtle example, with tiny dots in many of the upper letters. The main clue to the size of the shift is the UR corner of the frame.

 

 

 

 

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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

Major Re-entry 12

Plate Position

This is another subtle example of doubling visible in CANADA.

 

 

 

 

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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

Major Re-entry 13

Plate Position

This shows doubling in and above the ‘GET’ on the right.

 


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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

Major Re-entry 14

Plate Position

This is similar to, but different from, the above.

 


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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

Major Re-entry 15

Plate Position

This one shows a sizeable shift downwards, visible in the bottom margin, the RNB, and parts of ONE CENT.

 

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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

Major Re-entry 16

Plate Position

This is nice doubling of the left ‘1’ and the bottom frameline.

 


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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

Major Re-entry 17

Plate Position

This is a nice one showing sharp doubling in the CA and GE of CANADA POSTAGE, typical of many of the re-entries shown on the 2¢ carmines.

Courtesy of Ralph Keir.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Courtey of Ralph Keir


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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

Major Re-entry 18

 

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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

Major Re-entry 19

 

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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

Misplaced Entry

Plate Position Unknown

This stamp shows an interesting set of lines in the upper left corner extending from the tip of the crown out into the left margin. There is another line through the top of the 'P' of POSTAGE  which extends through the white portrait oval to the upper spandrel.

These are too exact to be tool marks and may be the result of a dropped transfer roll.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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^ From the RETrimble Collection ^


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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

Major Re-entry 21

Plate Position 74UL18

This is a strong major re-entry showing in virtually all of the lettering of CANADA POSTAGE, with a few marks in the lower design.

Courtesy of Claude Cholette

 

^ Courtesy of Claude Cholette ^


 

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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

Major Re-entry 22

Plate Position

 

 

 

 

 


 

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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

Strong Re-entry 23

Plate Position

Here we have an unusual re-entry showing only in the upper right spandral lines and crown.

 

 

 

 

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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

Strong Re-entry 24

Plate Position

This is not particularly extensive, but the thickening of the ‘1’ and the doubled top at the top, along with the doubling of the numeral box lines and the spandrel lines, make it a nice re-entry. Note also how the doubling has darkened the lines between the numeral box and ONE CENT.

 


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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

Misplaced Imprint

Plate A135

Here is a lovely misplaced entry visible from just after the first 'T' of OTTAWA through to the end of the plate number.

Note that while the OTTAWA-No A was entered using a transfer roll, the digits 135 were manually punched in by hand. The original hand punched digits were also misplaced, partially removed, and entered again.

Courtesy of Arpi Cikor

 

 

 

 

 

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^ Courtesy of Arpi Cikor ^


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Scott #104

1¢ Admiral Green

Misplaced Imprint

Plate 24 (Type A1)

Here is a lovely misplaced entry visible above the 'O' of OTTAWA and in the '2' of 24. Another number or letter was punched in where the '2' was supposed to go, perhaps partially erased, and the '2' added on top of it. I'm not certain just what the 'extra' letter or number is, perhaps an 'X'?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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^ From the RETrimble Collection ^


     
 

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Ralph E. Trimble

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