A very thin, tough, but opaque paper, without any definite visible texture. The genuine variety is actually Chinese in origin, is made of bamboo fibre, averages .002 to .003 in. in thickness, and is of white or creamy colour. Its principal use in stamp production is for proofing purposes, as its nature and texture are eminently suitable for obtaining clear impressions of fine and delicate engraving.
- R. J. Sutton 6th edition revised by K. W. Anthony
The Stamp Collector's EncyclopaediaPublished 1966Posted December 28, 1999
Index of 507 Notes from the Past
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