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Not only did the siderographers have the odd problem entering stamp images on the steel plates, but they also had similar troubles with the entering of the Imprints that appeared in the margins on most plates. What follows are some fascinating examples of these re-entered imprints, including one that was entered upside down. Eventually, this page will be filled!


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Scott #9

7 1/2d Queen Victoria

Misplaced Imprint

Plate Position #117 on the sheet of 120.

The lower right imprint on the sheet of 120 was badly misplaced, partially erased, and then re-entered in the lower, correct position, below positions 117 & 118. This stamp shows part of the beginning of the imprint. The first example is from a plate proof, while the second is an actual copy of the printed stamp.

Second stamp Courtesy of Domenic DiMartella

 

 

 

^ Above stamp from the RETrimble Collection ^

Courtesy of Domenic DiMartella


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Scott #9

7 1/2d Queen Victoria

Misplaced Imprint

Plate Position #118 on the sheet of 120. (1)

 

^ Above stamp from the RETrimble Collection ^


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Scott #9

7 1/2d Queen Victoria

Misplaced Imprint

Plate Position #118 on the sheet of 120. (2)

 

^ Above stamp from the RETrimble Collection ^


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Scott #9

7 1/2d Queen Victoria

Re-entered Imprint

Plate Position #85

This is from the lower left side of sheet.

 


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Scott #4 & 12

3d Beaver

Re-entered Imprint

Plate Position #3

 

 

^ Above Proof Courtesy of Ken Kershaw ^

 


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Scott #15

5¢ Beaver

Re-entered Imprint

Plate Position #30

 

 


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Scott #36

2¢ Small Queen

Re-entered Imprint

Plate Position #51

M&O Plate

 

 

 

 


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Scott #211

1¢ Princess Elizabeth

Re-entered Imprint

Plate 1 UR

 

 

 


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Scott #211

1¢ Princess Elizabeth

Re-entered Imprint

Plate 2 UR

 


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Scott #224

13¢ Charlottetown

Re-entered Imprint

Plate 1 UL

 

 


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Scott #231

1¢ George VI

Re-entered Imprint

Plate ? Upper

 


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Scott #315

4¢ Duke & Duchess

Re-entered Imprint

Plate 1 UL

 

 


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Scott # J16

2¢ Postage Due

Major Misplaced Imprint

Plate 1 LL

This is an INVERTED imprint. The ‘C’ of ‘Canadian’ is visible between the ‘o’ and ‘1’. The imprint at the bottom of the sheet is supposed to be upside down compared to the stamps, but the siderographer started to roll in the imprint right way up, erased it, and corrected his error.

^ Above stamp from the RETrimble Collection ^


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Scott # J17

4¢ Postage Due

Re-entered Imprint

Plate 1 UL

 

 

 

^ Above stamp from the RETrimble Collection ^


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Scott # J17

4¢ Postage Due

Re-entered Imprint

Plate 1 UR

 

 

 

^ Above stamp from the RETrimble Collection ^


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Scott # J20

10¢ Postage Due

Re-entered Imprint

Plate 1 LL

 

 

 

^ Above stamp from the RETrimble Collection ^


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Scott #219

3¢ King Geo V

Misplaced Imprint

Plate 4 Bottom

Here's an interesting item I just found (Dec. 03) that shows not only a burnished misplaced and re-entered imprint, but apparently an incorrect plate number! While subtly visible across the entire imprint, the originally entered imprint is most visible above 'OTTAWA' especially the 'TT' and the final 'WA.' However, when looking at the plate number, the original entry was not misplaced too high as was the imprint, but strongly to the left! The strong curved line around the '4' appears to be from an incorrectly entered 'No.6.' This gives us a double error all in one line!

^ Above stamp from the RETrimble Collection ^


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Scott #106

2¢ Admiral

Major Misplaced Imprint

Plate 2 Upper

Here we have an incredible misplaced imprint that was originally entered a full 2.5 cm to the right. It was then erased and re-entered in the proper position.

^ Above from the RETrimble Collection ^

The following 6 photos are taken at 50X

^ Above stamp from the RETrimble Collection ^


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Scott #158   1929

50¢ Bluenose

Plate A-3  936Y

Misplaced Serial Number

There were three plates used for the Bluenose, each of 100 entries, divided into two panes of 50. The plate numbers took the form of A-1, A-2 & A-3, followed by the serial number 936Y.

I don't know which of the two panes this one is from (Left or Right), but it is obvious that the siderographer mistakenly started to enter the serial number (936Y) too far to the left and placed the '9' where the '3' should be.

I find it odd that after 75+ years of existence, I can find no record of this plate variety ever having been reported.

^ Above stamp from the RETrimble Collection ^


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Nova Scotia

Scott #11

8-1/2¢ Green

Major Misplaced Imprint

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.

This was my very first example of a re-entered imprint.

 

^ Above stamp from the RETrimble Collection ^


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Nova Scotia

Scott #12

Ten Cents Vermilion

Major Misplaced Imprint

Bottom Left Imprint/1

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.

^ Above stamp from the RETrimble Collection ^

 

 

 


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Nova Scotia

Scott #12

Ten Cents Vermilion

Major Misplaced Imprint

Bottom Left Imprint/2

Below positions 93-94

 

 

^ Above stamp from the RETrimble Collection ^


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Nova Scotia

Scott #12

Ten Cents Vermilion

Major Misplaced Imprint

Bottom Left Imprint/1

Below positions 97-98

 

 

 

 

^ Above stamp from the RETrimble Collection ^


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Nova Scotia

Scott #12

Ten Cents Vermilion

Major Misplaced Imprint

Bottom Left Imprint/2

Below positions 97-98

 

 

 

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^ Above stamp from the RETrimble Collection ^




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Ralph E. Trimble

Specialist in BNA Re-entries
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