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TWO CENTS PURPLE & CARMINE


 

Scott #76

Two Cents Purple

The Major Re-entry

Plate 1, Left Pane,

Position #5

Re-entries on the 2¢ purple are rather scarce, particularly in comparison to the carmine issue, but this is a rather nice major re-entry. Doubling is found in the lower two-thirds of the design, including the 'CA' of CANADA, the 'E' of POSTAGE, much of TWO CENTS (especially the distinctive mark in the top of the 'E') and below, and both 2's.

The position was easy to determine, as it sits directly beneath OTTAWA of the upper imprint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scott #76

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Re-entry

This is only the second re-entry I have found on the 2¢ purple, and it too is of major proportions. Actually, I have owned a copy of this one for many years (thanks to Bill Burden), but it is a much heavier inked copy and most of the doubling in the lettering was not apparent due to the inking. (I mentioned this one in my old Canadian Re-entry Study Group of BNAPS Newsletter, 1985, #17, Vol. 4, No. 2, p12-13.)

Here we can see that the doubling is visible throughout the entire design and almost all of the lettering! To enable you to see all of the details clearly, you will find ten close-up scans of the various portions, starting in the lower left and continuing in a clockwise manner up and around the stamp.

Most interesting, is the fact that this very re-entry occurred on BOTH the purple AND the carmine printings and I have two copies of the carmine in my collection. This is interesting as the earliest recorded date for the purple #76 is September 2, 1898, while the earliest recorded date of the carmine #77 is August 22, 1899, almost a full year later!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Two Cents Carmine is an extremely complex issue. There are two different Dies, different papers, and numerous types that are beyond the scope of this site. However, there are also likely more re-entries to be found on this single value than any other Canadian stamp. To help give them some semblance of order, I have arranged them into 9 basic groups, starting with Misplaced Entries. I have given each example a 're-entry number' (R1, R2, etc.), with a misplaced entry number being followed by (M).


Group 1

Misplaced Entries

R1(M)

Scott #77v

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Misplaced Entry

(The Major Re-entry)

Plate Position Unknown

This is the infamous ‘Hook on 2’ misplaced entry, showing a strongly misplaced design, mainly in the lower portion of the stamp. The ‘hooks’ below both numerals are the remnants of the misplaced 2’s that the siderographer attempted to erase from the plate. Rather than the time-consuming effort of removing the entire design and re-entering it again completely, it appears that he only scraped away the portions of the misplaced design that appeared in the lower margin of the stamp, leaving remnants of the 2’s and various other markings seen in the design.

This is an incredible stamp and is likely missing from most collections. I am most fortunate to have acquired three copies of this little beauty, the clearest of which is shown here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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R2(M)

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Misplaced Entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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R3(M)

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Misplaced Entry

 

 

 

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R4(M)

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Misplaced Entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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R5(M)

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Misplaced Entry

 

 

 

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Group 2

Re-entries

Upwards Shift

R6

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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R7

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 


R8

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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R9

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Group 3a

Downwards Shift with Doubling in Lettering all over

R10

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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R11

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Group 3b

Downwards Shift with Doubling in Lettering at bottom only

R12

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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R13

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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R14

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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R15

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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R16

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Group 4

Twisted Re-entries

R17

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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R18

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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R19

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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R20

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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R21

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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R22

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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R23

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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R24

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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R25

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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R26

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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R27

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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R28

Scott #77

Two Cents Carmine

A Major Re-entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ralph E. Trimble
Specialist in BNA Re-entries
retrimble@rogers.com
Date Created: August 23, 2002.