Thin 'bank' letter paper, designed for lightweight foreign corrrespondence, and watermarked with parallel lines to facilitate neatness in writing. Has often been used for stamp printing. Basically, it may be either laid or wove, its chief characteristic being the guide lines, which are normally horizontal, but may be found vertical.
(Fr. vergé bâtonné) a bâtonné (q.v.) paper which has the spaces between the watermarked 'rules' filled with the characteristic laid pattern described in the previous Note From the Past on laid paper.
- R. J. Sutton 6th edition revised by K. W. Anthony
The Stamp Collector's EncyclopaediaPublished 1966Posted December 30, 1999
Index of 507 Notes from the Past
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