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Suzor-Cote #492i line from knee error – bonanza!

Written by catpaw

September 30, 2019

Sometimes you can look at a stamp over and over and not spot an error. This happened on the weekend when I posted a set of plate blocks on the Facebook group Stamp Collecting. I’ve owned a full set of Suzor-Cote’s “Return the Harvest” (1969) for at least 10 years now and love looking at them. Imagine my delight when someone pointed out I owned the line from knee error – Suzor-Cote #492i (thanks Michael!). Gobsmacked would be a better description.

Canadian Stamp Suzor-Cote #492i – Return from the Harvest Field

Scan of Suzor-Cote plate block #492i showing line from knee error

Return from the Harvest Field LL plate block 492i

I dug out both the plate & the scan and peered closely and thought “son of a …” Suzor-Cote #492i – line from knee variety (pos.41). “How could I miss it after all these years?”

Close up of the line from knee error on the Suzor-Cote #492 stamp

Up close look at the line from knee error

Just goes to show, there’s always something new to find in your own collection. I missed it for so many years because I assumed there were no errors. The stamp auction house I purchased them from never spotted the error either and sold the 4 plates as a full set, no errors. Bonus!

Read more about Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté at the Canadian Encyclopedia

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