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To my knowledge, New Brunswick has only one stamp that has re-entries, and that is the controversal Charles Connell stamp of 1860. Back in 1991 I had the extreme pleasure of having a full Proof sheet of 100 in my possession to examine at my leisure. It was from the Christie's 1990 sale of The American Bank Note Company Archives of British North America, held in New York in September of that year. Kasimir Bileski was the purchaser of this proof sheet, among others, and he graciously sent it to me for study before breaking it up for sale. Incredibly, I discovered 42 re-entries and one retouch on the sheet. Three of the re-entries were of Major proportions and I present details of each of them here. The strongest re-entry is truly delightful, and I was fortunate to acquire a gorgeous copy of it on card at a Maresch auction a couple of years ago. Enjoy.


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New Brunswick

Scott #5P

5¢ Brown

The Major Re-entry

Plate Position #60

Spectacular doubling is found overall, but particularly on the left side of the design. The doubling in the lettering on the left is magnificent, as is the ‘5’ in the lower left corner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

^ The RETrimble Collection ^


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New Brunswick

Scott #5P

A Major Re-entry

Plate Position #13

Here is a lovely counter-clockwise twisted re-entry visible mainly on the left side of the stamp. 


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New Brunswick

Scott #5P

A Major Re-entry

Plate Position #61

This re-entry is restricted to the upper portions of the design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


For your information, I found re-entries on the following positions: 1, 4, 5, 8, 9,

13, 14, 15, 20, 24, 28, 30, 35, 36, 38, 40, 43, 45, 46, 47, 50, 53, 55, 56,

59, 60, 61, 64 (R), 66, 70, 74, 76, 80, 81, 83, 88, 89, 90, 93, 94, 97, 98.

The three in bold are Major Re-entries, while the retouch (R) is on position 64.



Nova Scotia

 


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Nova Scotia

Scott #1

1d Red Brown

Major Fresh Entry

Plate Position #49

Courtesy of Eastern Auctions Ltd.

This is a delightful major fresh entry to look at. You can easily see that the original errant entry was rocked in down and to the left of where it belonged. This was erased, albeit poorly, and a new, fresh entry was rocked in in the correct position. Many portions of the original entry are still visible, however, particularly obvious in the four corner 1's. Doubling is also found in virtually all of the lettering, the most noticeable being the strong line in the 'V' of NOVA.

This gorgeous unused copy is being auctioned by Eastern Auctions Ltd in their February 26, 2005 sale. If interested, you can find a link to their website on my Philatelic Links page.

 

 

 

Courtesy of Eastern Auctions Ltd.


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Nova Scotia

Scott #2

3d Blue

Fresh Entry

Plate Position #9

Note marks in 'THREE PENCE' and the Right Numeral Box.


 

While a few of the issues of Nova Scotia have some re-entries, none has more than the 5¢ Decimal Issue of 1860-1863. Like the Connell Proof sheet above, I had the opportunity to examine a full Proof sheet of the 5¢ Decimal, Scott #10. It too belonged to Kasimir Bileski from the Archives sale, and was loaned to me for study. I discovered a total of 27 re-entries, one of which is of Major proportions. Nicholas Argenti, in his book, THE POSTAGE STAMPS OF NEW BRUNSWICK AND NOVA SCOTIA, reprinted by Quarterman Publications in 1976, described this Major Re-entry, but was uncertain as to the plate position, stating that it was either #20, 50 or 80. My examination of the Proof sheet of 100 enabled me to conclusively state that this Major Re-entry is from Position #80 on the plate.


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Nova Scotia

Scott #10P

5¢ Blue

The Major Re-entry

Plate Position #80


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Scott #10P

5¢ Blue

Re-entry

Plate Position #93

Compared to the above Major, this re-entry and the one following are quite minor, but they are the strongest on the plate after Position #80.

 

 


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Scott #10P

5¢ Blue

Re-entry

Plate Position #99

 

 


 

 

For your information, I found re-entries on the following positions: 27, 45, 46, 52, 55,

56, 57, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 72, 77, 80 (M), 82, 85, 86, 92, 93, 97, 98,

99, 100. The only Major Re-entry being position #80. This has yet to be seen on an actual

copy of the issued stamp.


*9

Nova Scotia

Scott #11

Misplaced Upper Left Imprint

Here the imprint was started a full 3.0mm to the left, partially erased, and re-entered. This appears on every upper left corner imprint block I have seen.

 

 


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Nova Scotia

Scott #11

Misplaced Entry

Position ?

A Quandry!

On the front page of the Canadian Re-entry Study Group of BNAPS Newsletter #73, Sept.-Oct. 1997 was a drawing of a major misplaced entry that was discovered on a proof sheet owned by John Jamieson of Saskatoon Stamp Centre. It identified the misplaced entry as being a full 2mm shift to the right, with the curved line of the portrait oval being seen in the blank space between designs. See the two diagrams shown to the right, one with arrows pointing out the main features. It was found in position #92 in the bottom row, just above the lower left Imprint.

Now, if you look at the stamp shown below the diagrams, you may think that I have finally found one! Well, so did I at first!

A look at the 50X scans below the full stamp scan shows the main details and they all appear to match pp92.

And NOW for the catch...

Notice in the diagrams that the imprint below pp92 is pretty well centred below the stamp. Now, if you look down at the very bottom right corner selvedge of my stamp, you will see just the 'A' and part of the 'm' of the imprint. That is correct...This virtually identical misplaced entry must have occurred TWICE, and in the bottom row at that!

As Agent Maxwell Smart would have said, "Missed it by THAT much!"

(Side Note: Did you notice that the imprint in the diagram shows a misplaced entry there too?)

 

 

^ Courtesy of the Canadian Re-entry Study Group of BNAPS Newsletter #73, Sept.-Oct. 1997 ^

^ The RETrimble Collection ^

Note the arc on the right, matching the curve of the portrait oval line.

Note the faint arc through the 'A'

Here is the continuation of the portrait oval arc within the vertical lines above the 'EN' CENTS

This one shows the faint blurry continuation of the portrait oval arc on the neck above the '& 1/2'

And finally, we even have the small mark in the 'I of EIGHT as seen on the diagram.


 

*11

Nova Scotia

Scott #11

Misplaced Entry

Position Unknown

Yes, there is yet another misplaced entry on this stamp coming very soon!
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Nova Scotia

Scott #12

Misplaced Bottom Left Imprint

Below positions 93-94

Both imprints on the bottom of the 10¢ sheet were originally entered much too high. Both were erased and re-entered, but portions of the first impression still remain, mostly as dots which were often obliterated by the perforations.

 

 

 


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Nova Scotia

Scott #12

Misplaced Bottom Left Imprint

Below positions 97-98

(See above)  

 

 

 


 
 

 

NOTES:



Minor re-entries have been found on the 1¢ Black, Scott #8, but I have not taken any photographs of them yet.

A re-entry is purported to exist on the 8 1/2¢ Green, Scott #11, but not having examined one of these personally, I cannot attest to it being an actual re-entry. It is described as ‘missing colour’ in the ‘E’ of ‘EIGHT’ which to me does not sound like a re-entry. It may be a short transfer, or some such thing. If anyone can verify this one way or another, please contact me.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 


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Ralph E. Trimble

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