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 Post subject: 1841 2d Blue on thin paper
PostPosted: Sat May 24, 2014 2:51 pm 
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Hi,
Can anybody, please, point me in the direction of information on 2d Blue Plate 3 being printed on thin paper?


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 Post subject: Re: 1841 2d Blue on thin paper
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 7:15 pm 
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westsussexmike wrote:
Hi,
Can anybody, please, point me in the direction of information on 2d Blue Plate 3 being printed on thin paper?


There is a reference to Perkins Bacon obtaining thinner paper "for experimental use" from Mr Stacey Wise of Rush Mills, Northampton in late 1840 (216 sheets "thinner than that in use") The context suggests this was for the new penny values "when the new colour has been decided"

This was a few months before the issue of Plate 3 blue (25-2-1841) - so its use for that issue is certainly possible.

There was some friction between Perkins Bacon and Wise about the weight and quality of the paper being supplied at that time.

The reference is in Vol 1 of British Line-engraved Stamps, E D Bacon Page 43 onwards


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 Post subject: Re: 1841 2d Blue on thin paper
PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 8:25 pm 
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Thank you very much for this lead which I hall pursue.

Mike


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