The paper on which stamps are printed forms an interesting study, and the many varieties are dealt with in detail under the separate headings in this work: art; bâtonné; bond; chalky; coated; deckle-edged; 'Dickinson'; double; glacé; goldbeaters' skin; granite; grill; laid; pelure; quadrillé; repp; safety or security; surface-coated; white-back; wove; etc. The quality normally used is a good machine-made white wove paper, with a surface suited to the printing process employed.
Editor's Note: Perhaps I should have started this series with this note.
(Fr. Pelure - a skin). A strong, thin, translucent paper with a barely perceptible wove or laid pattern. The imprint clearly shows through from the back.
- R. J. Sutton 6th edition revised by K. W. Anthony
The Stamp Collector's EncyclopaediaPublished 1966Posted December 31, 1999
Index of 507 Notes from the Past
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