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 (thanks Michael!). Gobsmacked would be a better description.
Canadian Stamp #492i – Return from the Harvest Field
I dug out both the plate & the scan and peered closely and thought “son of a …” #492i – line from knee variety (pos.41). “How could I miss it after all these years?”
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