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Spain 1955 Francisco Franco Different Papers?

 
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Posted 12/01/2020   1:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add vacuum man to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Ok I was going through some of my lower value stamps putting them together for my album and came across some 25cent Franco stamps. I noticed that for the 25cts stamps that I have there seems to be 2 different papers one is a matte paper the other is a glossy. Are the stamps in this series known to have different paper formats?
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Posted 12/01/2020   2:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Could you be more precise in your question please?
There are 3 differing 25c Franco stamps.
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Posted 12/01/2020   2:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The 1955 series is on the mat(PAPEL MATE) paper with a sort of gum arabic.
In the 1962 printings there is the glossy paper(PAPEL BRILLANTE).
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Posted 12/01/2020   10:39 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add vacuum man to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
For the stamps that I have the difference seems to be in the type of paper used. The more mat finish of the one is thinner and less glossy. The other is noticeably thicker with more of a smoother light reflective surface than the other. And looks like it has a higher clay content in the finish of the paper. The printing on them is virtually the same. My catalog only shows the issue dates not the printing dates for the series. So I was unsure that they would shift papers in the middle of a printing. So if it was a completely different printing that would explain the paper difference. By the way it's a Scott 818
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Edited by vacuum man - 12/01/2020 10:41 pm
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