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These plots do not show the first tick label on the left:

Plot[Sin[x], {x, -4, 4}, 
 Ticks -> {{#, "Z = " <> ToString@#} & /@ {-.41, 1.05}, None}]
Plot[Sin[x], {x, -4, 4}, 
 Ticks -> {{#, "Z = " <> ToString@#} & /@ {-.42, 1.05}, None}]
Plot[Sin[x], {x, -4, 4}, 
 Ticks -> {{#, "Z = " <> ToString@#} & /@ {-.43, 1.05}, None}]
Plot[Sin[x], {x, -4, 4}, 
 Ticks -> {{#, "Z = " <> ToString@#} & /@ {-.44, 1.05}, None}]
Plot[Sin[x], {x, -4, 4}, 
 Ticks -> {{#, "Z = " <> ToString@#} & /@ {-.51, 1.05}, None}]

screenshot

But these work fine:

Plot[Sin[x], {x, -4, 4}, 
 Ticks -> {{#, "Z = " <> ToString@#} & /@ {-1.41, 1.05}, None}]
Plot[Sin[x], {x, -4, 4}, 
 Ticks -> {{#, "Z = " <> ToString@#} & /@ {-1.42, 1.05}, None}]
Plot[Sin[x], {x, -4, 4}, 
 Ticks -> {{#, "Z = " <> ToString@#} & /@ {-1.43, 1.05}, None}]
Plot[Sin[x], {x, -4, 4}, 
 Ticks -> {{#, "Z = " <> ToString@#} & /@ {-1.44, 1.05}, None}]
Plot[Sin[x], {x, -4, 4}, 
 Ticks -> {{#, "Z = " <> ToString@#} & /@ {-1.51, 1.05}, None}]

enter image description here

Am I missing something, or possibly a bug?

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    $\begingroup$ Mathematica will suppress tick labels that would obscure an axis line if drawn. In such cases you will see the tick but not the label. $\endgroup$
    – m_goldberg
    Apr 28, 2015 at 19:49
  • $\begingroup$ @m_goldberg Is it possible to switch off suppression of such tick labels? $\endgroup$ Apr 29, 2015 at 0:14
  • $\begingroup$ @AlexeyPopkov. Not that I know of. $\endgroup$
    – m_goldberg
    Apr 29, 2015 at 2:04

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The Problem is because for Ticks close the origin and with the current image size, the ticks place extend into the positive side of the axes.

Check this:

Plot[Sin[x], {x, -4, 4}, 
 Ticks -> {{#, "Z = " <> ToString@#} & /@ {-.51, 1.05}, None}, 
 ImageSize -> 600]

enter image description here

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  • $\begingroup$ @m_goldberg yes that is what I meant but may be I did not express it clearly. Thanks $\endgroup$ Apr 28, 2015 at 20:06

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