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    Help identifying stamps paper

    Hello all,

    I'm new here and thought maybe one of you could help me identify the kind of paper my stamp was printed on.

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    This stamp is a little older than 100 years, good condition from 1991.

    The stamp that i own reacts to moisture in the air by curling itself, more so the longer you leave it outside of its case.
    There is also an imprint on the stamp that is visible all the way through the backside.

    Any idea what kind of paper this was printed on? It's definitely not a common kind of paper.

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    Hi newbie, the reason that your stamp is curling up is due to the application of the gum. Take a look at the gum there should be light lines either from top to bottom or left to right. If the gum has lines from top to bottom it will curl to the sides and vice-versa. This will happen to a lot of older stamps. Even if the gum has been removed this will still happen due to the pressure that was applied while gumming. If you have several of the same stamp and they curl differently then it may be a good idea to also check the watermark to see if itīs not in a different position, (rissing, falling etc.).

    Best wishes
    sittingmanni

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