Notes from the Past

Electric Eye Stamps on Thin Paper

Albert C. Butzen of Detroit, Mich., has shown me a block of four of a stamp from this printing on a paper considerably thinner than that in regular use and thinner than other sheets from the Electric Eye printings.  The paper has a greater transparency and there is the possibility that the Bureau, when conducting experiments with perforation, also experimented some with paper.

As a general rule, stamp paper at the Bureau is held to a very rigid standard and lapses such as the above are rather unusual.  

- George B. Sloane
Sloane's Column
May 25, 1935

Posted July 26, 1999

Editor's note:  Scott recognized this by the following note after 634:  "No. 634, Type I, exists on a thin, tough experimental paper."

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