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The Ultimate Misplaced Entry

My old friend, Dr. Warren Bosch of Illinois, discovered this beauty back in 1993. After some wheeling and dealing, we were able to come to an agreement and made a trade. This stamp now resides in my foreign collection of re-entries.

My thanks to Warren for discovering such a fascinating stamp and for sharing it with me!

Mexico

Scott #150 1884

One Centavo

Sideways Entry!

At first it just looks like a really neat re-entry or misplaced entry, but on closer examination, you can see the real tale. Whether shoddy workmanship on the part of the siderographer, or simply an accident, what we have here is an entry that is rotated a full 90º; in other words, completely SIDEWAYS. From the two adjoining straight edges, it appears this stamp is from the upper right corner of the sheet. This places it in the upper LEFT corner of the steel plate, which means it is most likely the impression that was entered first. Perhaps the siderographer inadvertently placed the steel plate under the transfer roll in the wrong orientation (turned sideways) and began to enter the first impression. Realizing his mistake, if the design had not been rocked in too many times, he may have simply stopped, turned the plate a quarter turn, and started over, leaving the traces of design already transferred to the plate. On the other hand, if the design HAD already been rocked in sufficiently, he would have stopped and attempted to erase the incorrect impression before beginning again with the plate turned the right way. We will likley never know which scenario is correct, but regardless, we have a terrific variety to enjoy. I had read about this type of thing in Baxter’s ‘Printing Postage Stamps by Line Engraving’ but I didn’t really believe it until I saw this with my own eyes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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^ From the RETrimble Collection ^


 

Mexico

Scott #150 1884

One Centavo

Misplaced Entry

This stamp shows doubling that is misplaced a full 1.8mm high. Details are found all over the stamp, too numerous to mention here.

And I have a second copy proving contancy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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^ From the RETrimble Collection ^


Mexico

Scott #107 1874-80

Ten Centavos - Black

Major Re-entry 1

This stamp shows doubling over the entire design! It is a sizable shift, but not quite enough to be called ‘misplaced’ (0.4mm).This major re-entry shows a beautiful clockwise twist that doubles almost every part of the design, except the central portrait, although it IS doubled at the base of the portrait. Virtually all of the lettering and all six numerals are strongly doubled, along with all of the frame work. It is an excellent example of a full design major re-entry!

If anyone thinks this should be called a double print, the proof that it is not lies directly below this stamp...An exact duplicate of this re-entry plate position also occurred on the 10c Orange stamp of 1878, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is a re-entry, and not a double print!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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^ From the RETrimble Collection ^


Mexico

Scott #108 1878

Ten Centavos - Orange

Major Re-entry

This stamp shows an identical major re-entry to the one above, but it is more difficult to make out the details due to its colour. A wonderful find, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is a re-entry, and not a double print!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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^ From the RETrimble Collection ^


Mexico

Scott #107 1874-80

Ten Centavos - Black

Major Re-entry 2

This major re-entry shows sharp doubling mainly of the upper part of the design, visible in the upper right corner and less so in the upper left corner. The lower portion of the design shows some signs of doubling, but much less obvious.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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^ From the RETrimble Collection ^


Mexico

Special Delivery 1934

E3 10 Centavos

Major Re-entry

Plate Position #3 on the sheet of 30

Beautiful doubling of the UR corner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Mexico

Air Mail 1929

C13 20 Centavos

Major Re-entry

This is a lovely counterclockwise twisted major re-entry.  The entire stamp design is doubled, the most obvious portion being the upper right corner, including ‘CORREOS-AEREOS-MEXICO’. Doubling is also seen in the upper left corner design, the circle around the Coat of Arms, as well as the lower left corner, including the ‘2’.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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^ From the RETrimble Collection ^


Mexico

Air Mail 1932

C46 30 Centavos on 20 Centavos

Surcharge

Re-entry

This stamp shows a weaker re-entry in the upper lettering, most noticeable in ‘MEXICO’ and a portion of the design below it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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^ From the RETrimble Collection ^


Mexico

Air Mail 1950-52

C191 35 Centavos

Major Re-entry

This block of 9 has a beautiful re-entry on the centre stamp that grows stronger as you move from the right to the left side of the design. As well as a close-up of the full stamp, I am also showing a larger close-up of the lettering on the left, along with an identical close-up of the normal lettering.

Note that doubling also occurs in the lettering to the right of 35 CTS, as well as the entire inscription below the design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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^ Enlargement of left side showing the normal lettering ^

^ Enlargement of left side showing doubling of letters ^


 


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Ralph E. Trimble

Specialist in BNA Re-entries
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