This denomination was printed on wove paper and perforated 12 like the others.
What is the difference between an engraving and a lithograph, between cream-laid paper and wove paper, between magenta and cerise?
Nevertheless there appear to be several used copies of the wove paper 12d.
If such be the case, it is only a step further to the entire disappearance of these "laid lines," and lo, the wove paper!
Yet the catalog value of the latter is $2.50 against 36 cents for the wove paper imperforate alone.
Yet the catalogue value of the latter is $2.50 against 36 cents for the wove paper imperforate alone.
We have not even raised the question of laid or wove paper, nor of the intermixture of different series or sizes of types.
The stamps were printed on the wove paper then in use and perforated 12 in the usual manner.
Wove paper was so slow to come into use that Jenkins gives the date 1788 for its first appearance in book printing.
About 1777 the French became acquainted with wove paper, which Franklin brought to Paris for exhibition.