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ATA Chapter #94
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26. Stamps printed on the wrong paper: Most printers pay little attention to paper except to be certain that it conforms to minimum specifications. Minor variations in paper, consistency or color are dismissed as unimportant. But on occasion from 1895 onward, exceptionally thin paper was used, usually as an experiment, and released with general production. The best known is the 3¢ Presidential horizontal coil, which can run as little as $20 per stamp.


Scott 158 on ribbed paper. Note faint vertical lines resembling laid paper, but not so pronounced.

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