2019 Unitrade catalogue listing only partially updated

As reported in the April 3, 2018 issue of CSN (Vol. 42, #25), a variety of Canada’s 1932 one-cent dark green stamp (Scott #195d) – previously believed to be a flat-plate printing – was recognized as a rotary press dry printing on gummed paper in last year’s Scott catalogue.

This corrected an error that stood for about seven decades in the Scott catalogue, of which Unitrade is a licensee; however, the planned update to the 2019 Unitrade Specialized Catalogue of Canadian Stamps corrected only a portion of the description.

Plate block listings for #195d were incorrectly identified and failed to include the plate blocks’ “rotary press, dry printing” designation (instead citing “flat press”).

The error was fully corrected online by editor Robin Harris.

“Despite what some think, every possible effort is made to keep the number of mistakes down to a minimum. As I have said many, many times … even the smallest of mistakes (no matter how trivial) is not acceptable. I thank those who have the time to read the catalogue from cover to cover with a magnifying glass looking for even the smallest mistake,” wrote Harris on his website, adminware.ca, adding all reported mistakes have been corrected for the next edition of the catalogue.

For more information, visit adminware.ca/unitrade2019/errata.htm.

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