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SMALL QUEEN ISSUE

1870-1897

Six Cents Yellow Brown

Scott #39


Below are just about all of the re-entries I have located so far on the 6¢ Yellow Brown SQ.

The numbers used after the first two Majors do not denote any particular order or importance. They are simply a method of telling one from another. The Reiche & Sendbeuhler (R&S) numbers have not been confirmed. A couple of the following may indeed be the same re-entry, but in different states of wear.

Scroll down to *1b for an important new discovery...


   

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Scott #39

Six Cents Yellow Brown

The Major Re-entry

First Plate

Position #67

This is the very best re-entry on the 6¢ yellow brown. A very strong downwards shift resulted in a heavy line of doubling through the tops of almost all of CANADA POSTAGE, almost complete doubling of the bottom of the design in the lower margin, as well as marks in both 6's and CENTS.

I have this re-entry in a pair with a normal stamp (see below) and it clearly illustrates that the first entry (the fainter one) was actually in line with the stamp next to it, while the main stamp we now see (the re-entry) is shifted upwards in relation to its neighbour.

Now scroll further down to see this Major in the world’s largest block!



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Scott #39

Six Cents Yellow Brown

The Major Re-entry

First Plate

Position #67

Block of 18

This magnificent piece is the largest known multiple containing the Major Re-entry from PP67. If you enlarge the image on your screen, you will see more detail, but just by comparing this block to the pair above, you can see how the re-entry is so far out of alignment.

The first time I saw this piece, it was in the Gold-winning collection of the late Bill Simpson. It now resides with Ted Nixon, who is working on a book on the Small Queens with John Hillson of Great Britain.

Courtesy of Ted Nixon


 

    *** IMPORTANT NEW DISCOVERY! ***       (August 25, 2005)

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Scott #39

Six Cents Yellow Brown

The Repaired Major Re-entry

Plate Position #67

There has been a long, on-going controversy among SQ specialists about the position and plate of the Major Re-entry on the yellow brown printing. There was some feeling that the plate used for the yellow brown was not used for the subsequent red brown printings - that they were two separate plates. However, it was also known that position 67 on the Plate A pane showed an upwards shift similar to that of the YB Montreal Major Re-entry (shown above in the pair and block of 18).

Ted Nixon has had a cover for some time now that has a pair with the right stamp showing a similar upwards misalignment and it was supposed that this could be from position 67. However, there were no obvious signs of the major re-entry. One faction assumed this was just a coincidence. However, in putting Ted’s cover under the 50X magnification of my ProScope computer microscope, I made a startling discovery! ... There in the ‘DA’ of CANADA were remnants of the marks of the major re-entry! An attempt had indeed been made to erase the details of the yellow brown major in position 67 BEFORE the plate was labelled ‘A’ and used for the first red brown printing! The repair was ALMOST successful. The line along the bottom in the margin has been completely erased, and just about all of the details in CANADA POSTAGE were successfully erased. However, as can be seen here, a couple of tiny marks that are clearly from the major re-entry remain, putting to rest once and for all that the plate used for the yellow brown printings was indeed refurbished and used again as the A plate for the red brown printings!

This is a MAJOR discovery for Small Queen specialists!

The scans shown here show first the cover, dated Montreal MR 12 74. The next scan is a close-up of the pair of stamps, with the right stamp clearly positioned higher than the left. Next is the close-up of the ‘DA’ of CANADA of the right stamp in the pair, showing the remaining marks of the re-entry. The next four scans show the same area of the four copies of the major re-entry in my collection. These are shown for comparison purposes and show several different strengths of the re-entry details.

If you look at the pair closely, you will also see there is a large diagonal plate scratch in the right 6 of the left stamp, pp66, that is not present on the yellow brown block of 18 above.

My thanks to Ted Nixon for bringing this cover to my attention and for allowing me to use its scans here.

Courtesy of Ted Nixon   (Cover above and closeup below)

Repaired state ^



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Scott #39

Six Cents Yellow Brown

A Major Re-entry

(The Demi-Major)

Plate Position A48

With doubling along the bottom frameline similar to the Major, this re-entry has been dubbed the ‘Demi-Major’ by a few specialists.

The Plate Position has been determined to be from the one dot stage of the A Plate, Position #48.

(Thanks to Michael Rixon.)


 

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Scott #39

Six Cents Yellow Brown

A Strong Re-entry #1

Clear doubling is found in all of the letters of ‘POSTAGE.’

R&S 6-32?


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Scott #39

Six Cents Yellow Brown

A Strong Re-entry #4

Sharp doubling is found in all of the lower regions, particularly the left 6 and right numeral box.

R&S 6-5


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Scott #39

Six Cents Yellow Brown

A Sharp Re-entry #5

Sharp doubling is found in all of the lower right corner.

R&S 6-4

 


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Scott #39

Six Cents Yellow Brown

A Sharp Re-entry #3

Sharp doubling is found in all of the lower left corner.

R&S 6-30

 


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Scott #39

Six Cents Yellow Brown

A Strong Re-entry #2

Sharp doubling is found in the lower left corner. There are 3 strong dots.


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Scott #39

Six Cents Yellow Brown

A Strong Re-entry #6

Montreal pp51

Sharp doubling is found in the left 6.

R&S 6-19

 


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Scott #39

Six Cents Yellow Brown

A Strong Re-entry #7

Plate Position #32

Sharp doubling is found in the lower left corner, including the tips of the floral ornaments above the 6. There are two strong dots, one straight out from the left tip.

R&S 6-21b

 


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Scott #39

Six Cents Yellow Brown

A Strong Re-entry #8

Sharp doubling of the lower right corner.


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Scott #39

Six Cents Yellow Brown

A Strong Re-entry #9

Doubling of the lower left corner, with two strong dots, one of which is particularly large.

R&S 6-15


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Scott #39

Six Cents Yellow Brown

A Strong Re-entry #10

Sharp doubling of the lower left and right corners, including the left 6 and bottom frameline.

R&S 6-22?

 


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Six Cents Yellow Brown

A Strong Re-entry #11

Sharp doubling of the upper right corner ornament and some squeezing of the tops of the letters. Two dots.


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Six Cents Yellow Brown

A Strong Re-entry #12

Doubling of the upper right ornament and POST, with one very large dot in the lower left.


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Six Cents Yellow Brown

A Strong Re-entry #13

Sharp doubling of the lower left corner, including the bottom frameline and in the tops of 'CE' of CENT. Two dots.


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Six Cents Yellow Brown

Re-entry #14

Slight doubling of the lower left corner, with two dots, one large and touching the corner.


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Six Cents Yellow Brown

A Strong Re-entry #15

Sharp doubling in DA POSTAGE.


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Six Cents Yellow Brown

A Strong Re-entry #16

Sharp doubling in some of the letters of CANADA POSTAGE. Note particularly the 'N' and the upper right ornament.


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Six Cents Yellow Brown

A Major Re-entry #27

Strong doubling is found throughout CANADA POSTAGE.


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Six Cents Yellow Brown

 


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Six Cents Yellow Brown

 


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Six Cents Yellow Brown

 


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Six Cents Yellow Brown

 


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Six Cents Yellow Brown

 


*25 Scott #39

Six Cents Yellow Brown

Misplaced Entry???

The 'Y' Flaw in 6

Position 83 (Simpson)

This very interesting flaw found in the lower left 6 looks to me to be a misplaced entry and not a 'normal' tool mark type of flaw, but the location of the misplaced detail has yet to be determined.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

The RETrimble Collection


 

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Ralph E. Trimble

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