Let me start by saying that I know the 12c does not have a double paper variety listed. And I'm only learning about it myself using StampSmarter and this wonderful thread which is full of information.https://www.stampcommunity.org/topi...PIC_ID=39059
That being said, I would like to simply ask about this piece. I am not implying that I have one, but only learned about "double paper" when trying to figure out what's going on with this one.
Here is the full front and back:
With hard paper, you can usually see a nice impression of the front on the reverse as well. When held up to a light, the design elements are crisp on white, translucent paper. This piece is much different, showing no imprint and the details are muddied by a fuzzy, cloth-like nature.
I'll use a 166 and other hard types for comparison purposes in this thread.
You can see how the edges all the way around the 12c are white and translucent just like the torn areas (especially apparent at the bottom-right corner).
This is different from the 90c which has uniformity in translucence, signifying one solid piece.
Here is a close-up of the texture:
And here is the 166 compared to the 12c in the same light and position:
More comparisons with hard types. The final picture shows how the edges thin out like soft paper and appear to wrap under, rather than abruptly stop. It seems like the layer can be pulled right off, but I'm afraid to try that. The paper is very soft and delicate.