Paper And Watermarks

Paper And Watermarks - Part 1
The manufacture of paper is one of the oldest arts known to mankind and remains today basically one of the simplest arts. It is of interest to the stamp collector principally because of...
Paper And Watermarks - Part 2
Other than the fancy finishes which are given to the finished or partially finished paper, the process remains the same and is tremendously fast. It is a worth-while sight to visit a paper mill...
Paper And Watermarks - Part 3
Almost without exception the watermarks on postage stamps are thin spots impressed into the wet pulp. When held before a light, these thin spots show up as lighter areas than the rest of the...
Paper And Watermarks - Part 4
Sometimes a watermark may be a large coat of arms covering a large area of paper and, of course, stamps printed on such paper will show only the very smallest part of the whole design. Such...
Watermarks On Stamps
Watermarks used for 19th century U.S. envelopes...