Notes from the Past


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.

Pelure Paper

(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 Encyclopaedia
Published 1966
  Posted December 31, 1999  

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