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Canadian Hidden Dates & Designer's Initials

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Posted 11/12/2010   4:58 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add lithograving to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I've found some mention of hidden dates on Canadian stamps in previous posts but not much.
When I first learned of this many moons ago I had fun in finding them on all the stamps I had and as every new stamp came out the first thing I did was to search for the date.
Anyway I figure it should be fun to show them all especially the engraved ones.
Not every stamp from 1935 on has them but there are some stamps which should have them but I can't find them, so perhaps some forum member can help me locate it.
Scott Monthly had a good article about hidden dates & designer's initials in their January 2010 issue.

Lets start off with the Air Mail Special Delivery ones.

Scott CE1 1942





Scott CE2 1943

Not only was the value re-engraved but also the date.


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Posted 11/12/2010   5:02 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Scott C9 1946


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Posted 11/12/2010   5:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nicely done LG
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Posted 11/12/2010   5:56 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
If the date was part of the design then usually there was no hidden date added such as for example the ones below.








If someone can find a hidden date in the ones above then please let me know but I'm not holding my breath.
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Posted 11/12/2010   7:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
CANADA
Scott 275





Scott 276


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Posted 11/12/2010   7:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kirks to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Great post, litho.

Thanks,
Kirk
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Posted 11/12/2010   8:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Rod and Kirk for your encouragement.

Since Moonbird has been kind enough to provide a link to another interesting date " variety" we might as well jump ahead to 1978

CANADA

Scott 723


British American Bank Note printed it first combining engraving & photogravure. The copyright symbol + date is on the grain elevator door running vertically.







Canadian Bank Note reprinted in December 1978 but re-engraved and combined with lithography/offset. Copyright symbol + date is on the licence plate.

Scott 723A






Unitrade calls 723A a variety whereas I would call it a version. Actually 82 milion of this "variety" was printed but only 8 million of the original version.

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Posted 11/12/2010   8:26 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Edwin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Litho this is great info, I love this kind of hidden stuff... I didn't even know those were on the airmail!
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Posted 11/12/2010   8:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Edwin, actually it took me awhile to spot the one on the 7c airmail. It's so bloody small.
I agree with you it's a lot of fun especially when they're hard to find.
Some are quite obvious though to the naked eye.
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Posted 11/12/2010   8:40 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add cynical to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Absolute beautiful works of art as you have presented them Litho. Was aware of the "secret dates" but took them for granted. Your presentation inspired me to enter the location data in my collection spreadsheets for the specific stamps. Thanks
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CANADA

Scott 284





Scott 285





Scott 286





Scott 287








Scott 288




This set always reminds me about the controversy concerning Edward VIII facing the opposite direction of which he was supposed to face.

KGV meanwhile faced every which way.




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Posted 11/12/2010   10:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nice to see these again Litho. Nice scans.

Here is KGV.





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Posted 11/12/2010   10:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BeeSee to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The postage dues were a little different... all the digits were separated. 1 and 9 on the top and bottom left and 4 and 8 on the top and bottom right of the scroll.




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Posted 11/12/2010   11:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Scouter to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Fantastic post - I'm heading for the album to look for myself.
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Posted 11/13/2010   12:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add lithograving to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
BeeSee, how did you get such a large close up on the postage due and show the two sides?
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