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Three Cents

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Three Cents

The Major Re-entry

At present, this is the only copy known of this striking re-entry on the 3¢. It is owned by Bill Burden <wgburden.com>. As you can see, the condition isn’t the greatest. The entire design is doubled, though most noticeable in the lower half. All of the lines on the face and neck are doubled, as well as the bottom of the portrait oval, both 3's, and CENTS, Note that the 'mangled' appearance of CENTS is extremely similar to that of the three major re-entries on the 6¢ red brown Small Queen.

Reports of a second copy would be greatly anticipated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scan Courtesy of W.G. Burden


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Three Cents

A Major Twisted Re-entry

Here is a marvelous twisted re-entry! Originally identified as being R&S Fig. 4-4 (pg. 46), this stamp is much more than just a run-of-the-mill re-entry. It screams strongly twisted re-entry! I don't think that "small scratch" to the right of the UL ornament ball that R&S mention is a scratch at all - rather, I believe it is the right edge of the ornament ball itself! If you look at the very bottom left curl near the guide dot, you see it is doubled outward to the left, but if you look at the faint lines below the design on the bottom right, you see they are doubled downward. This, to me, is clearly a clockwise twist of the original design that was almost completely erased and replaced by the strong, final stamp design that is now the stamp itself.

There are marks in the 'T' and 'E' of POSTAGE, as well as in the design directly following the 'E' that reflect the twist. There is also some doubling of the inner portrait oval out into the white oval at the bottom from about 4:00 to 8:00. And the 'piece de resistance' so to speak, is the doubling found in the centre of the normally empty white space to the south-west of the upper right corner ornament ball!

I have repeated the first scan below the first with the major elements boxed in black to allow you to see the items I mention above, with and without distracting boxes.

This stamp and scan were provided courtesy of Bob Turkowski.

Courtesy of Bob Turkowski


 

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Three Cents

A Major Re-entry

Here is another major re-entry found by Bob Turkowski, showing over-all doubling of the entire design.

Courtesy of Bob Turkowski


 

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Three Cents

A Major Re-entry

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Three Cents

A Major Re-entry

Sharp, clear doubling of the lower left corner, including the 3 and ‘CENTS,’ the bottom of the portrait oval, and the bottom of the design.

R&S #4-39


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Three Cents

A Major Re-entry

Wide doubling is found in all of ‘CANADA POSTAGE.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Three Cents

A Strong Re-entry

Doubling in ‘CANADA’ and the lower left corner, with a distinctive mark in the back of the ‘C’ of ‘CENTS.’

R&S 4-41?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Three Cents

A Strong Re-entry

Sharp doubling is found in the top and bottom parts of the design, particularly in the top of ‘CANADA’ and the oval below it, as well as the top of ‘CENTS’ and the frame below it.

R&S 4-38

 

 

 

 

 

 

The mark in the E of POSTAGE was pointed out to me by Steven Perch.


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Three Cents

A Sharp Re-entry

This time the doubling is found in the lower right corner in the 3 and distinctive marks in the ‘S’ of ‘CENTS.’

R&S 4-37


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Three Cents

A Major Re-entry

Here is another terrific major re-entry showing doubling over the entire design. This was submitted by Michael D. Smith. For a full page of 50X closeups of this one, click HERE.

 

Courtesy of Michael D. Smith


 


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Ralph E. Trimble

Specialist in BNA Re-entries
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