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Month: December 2019

Moderately Scarce 1st Issue Silk Paper… On Document.

Moderately Scarce 1st Issue Silk Paper… On Document.

Finding verifiable 1st issue silk papers still on documents is a daunting proposition, as quite frequently you can only see the blue silk threads from the back of the stamp. Sure, you can sweat/steam the stamp from the document to check, and then replace it, but frankly I shy away from documents with stamps removed and replaced. I realize it is an accepted practice with covers, but I just don’t like it when a stamp has been removed and replaced….

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