Hi there everyone, I have just joined this forum and would like to give you a rundown as to what my interests are.
Having collected stamps for many many years, mainly GB and commonwealth, I have now turned to the study of British postage stamp papers used from 1968 onwards, when you think about it around 99% of a stamp is the paper it has been printed on, consequently anyone that studies stamps should also study it's papers.
Sometimes the difference may be quiet minute and sometimes quite dramatic, finding a stamp that has been printed on an unusual paper can also mean a vast difference in the value of that particular stamp in question.
Take for instance the case of the 2 cent large Queen of Canada found to have been printed on laid paper first issued in 1868 (see link) >https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can...n_laid_paper
There is no comparison between the GB papers that I am studying in relation to the above find, but nevertheless some of these papers are much scarcer than the normal paper you would find, many of which are currently not listed in catalogues.
The reason is to let you know of their existence and of the variances found after studying them for over 4 years with the use of a longwave ultraviolet light of around 360nm.
Thank you, WM.